Fish Mint Plant (Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon')
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Fish Mint (Houttuynia cordata) goes by various names such as Diep Ca, Phakkaawtong, Toningkok, Jamyrdoh, Dokudami, Chameleon, Lizard Tail, Heartleaf, Bishop’s weed, and Fishwort.
Amazing display of color! Heart shaped leaves are accented with colors of red, bronze, cream, and yellow variegation. Great ground cover that spreads underground by rhizomes. Dies back in winter. Hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. Partial sun to shade. Keep soil evenly moist. Grows well in containers.
This herb is commonly used throughout Southeast Asia. Fish Mint has a fishy aroma with a tangy taste; thus, it pairs well with seafood, and grilled food. You can find it used in culinary as well as herbal remedies. In China, the roots are used in stir fry. In Vietnam, leaves and tender stems are eaten raw along with other raw herbs such as Basil, Perilla, and Mint with cooked meals.
Plants are grown and shipped in 2" peat plugs. Please transplant the plug into a container of soil and water immediately upon arrival.
NOTE: Live plants are rooted on an as-ordered basis. Once we receive your order we initiate rooting of your cutting(s). It may take up to 3 weeks before they are ready to ship. Live plants are shipped ONLY on Tuesday of each week. If your order is received by Sunday, it will ship out on the following Tuesday. We close rooting season in the colder months of November through February. Our last orders for the season need to be received by October 15. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!