Fish Mint, Fish Leaf, Lizard Tail, Heartleaf, Fishwort, Bishop's Weed
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Its a herbaceous perennial plant. Makes a great use for ground cover for pond/water garden margins, bog gardens and moist borders. ‘Chameleon’ synonymous with ‘Variegata’ and ‘Tricolor’ which features green leaves variegated with shades of red, pink, yellow and/or cream on bright red stems. Used in traditional medicinal purposes and also used in culinary.
The leaves and young shoots are harvested in the spring when about 8cm long.
Propagate seeds in Spring.
Take semi-ripe cuttings of young basal shoots in Spring.
Grows vigourous in bog areas! make sure to limit their spreading.
Asia, Native to Japan, Korea, southern China and Southeast Asia.
Temperate and subtropical areas.
Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Treatment of infectious diseases, herpes treatment, anti-poison properties, pneumonia treatment, detoxification ability, diuretic benefits, weight management and diabetes Treatment.
Leaf vegetable, taste fishy, used in salads and cooked with other vegetables.
Aphids and slugs.