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Anemopsis californica is a small shrub, typically only reaching 2-5 feet in height and width. The plant prefers to grow in full sun or semi-shade, with rich and well-draining soils. Under the right conditions, Anemopsis californica is an excellent bog or aquatic plant, and can tolerate periodic flooding during winter months. Anemopsis californica loves regular water, and will not tolerate drought, so make sure to keep the soil evenly moist. Due to the large leaves of the species, they do well in warmer climates, and anemopsis grows best in USDA Zones 9-11.
Anemopsis californica has cup-like structures of white, off-white flowers that hang down and produce a spicy, delicate fragrance throughout the warmer months. Anemopsis californica has some unique ethnomedical properties and is used to treat a variety of ailments in both mainstream and folk medicine, ranging from digestive issues to mouth infections. The plant is also popularly used as a spice or herb, and its sweet aroma adds both flavor and fragrance to food.
When planting Anemopsis californica in cold regions, it is best to grow in a pot in a sunny area and move indoors to protect against frost. Keep the soil moist and the plant in the container until warm weather returns, then move it back out into the garden and gradually allow it to adjust to its new environment. If planted outdoors in colder climates, be sure to provide ample insulation with layers of mulch and other protective materials, and cover with a tarp or blanket during particularly cold weather.
Houttuynia cordata, commonly referred to as chameleon plant, is a small deciduous shrub native to Japan, South to Nepal, and the Mountains of Java. With a mature height ranging from 2-5 feet, it has become a popular ornamental foliage choice for landscape designs.
To ensure optimal growth and flower production, the chameleon plant does best when exposed to full sun to semi-shade and given moderate water. It can grow in a range of soils as long as they remain moist, however, it is not drought tolerant. The chameleon plant has oval to heart-shaped deep green leaves with a citrus fragrance when crushed. Its tiny yellow flowers are produced on a 5-inch spike and are accompanied by four white bracts. Popular cultivars include the Plena with bronzy green leaves and Chameleon with yellow, green, pale green, gray, cream and scarlet leaves.
The Houttuynia cordata plant has various ethnomedical uses. For example, it is used to treat fungal diseases, while its external use is beneficial for curing skin diseases. The whole plant can also be used as a diuretic and genito-urinary antiseptic.
Grows in SUDA Zones 5-10. In colder regions, the Houttuynia cordata can be grown in pots and brought indoors to protect it from the frost. To ensure successful winter care for the plant, make sure to provide it with plenty of light, water, and keep it away from cold drafts. It is important not to water the soil too often, as it can cause root rot. It is also recommended to fertilize the plant twice a month. With the right growing conditions, chameleon plant can be a beautiful addition to any garden.
Saururus cernuus is a rhizomatous, deciduous, marginal aquatic perennial.
Features heart-shaped leaves on erect, branching, somewhat zig-zag stems and tiny fragrant white flowers packed into slender, tapered, spike-like racemes that droop at the tips.