Marsh anemone

Marsh anemones (Houttuynia cordata Chameleon) are the workhorses among pond plants. They keep pond water clean and produce white flowers each spring. Added to this is Anemopsis californica, also known as False Swamp Anemone, which provides a unique flair with its subtle purple flowers. This combination of plants not only enhances the health of your pond, but also provides continuous blooms that make every corner of your pond shine.

False swamp anemone Sumpfpflanzen aquatic plants
Pond Plants
Simon van der Velde

For Sumpfpflanzen , I recommend a minimum of one basket (4 plants) and a maximum of 4 baskets (16 plants) per m³ (1000 gallons of water). The amount needed depends on how quickly you want the pond to balance and your visual requirements.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Wood tuynia cordata

False Swamp Anemone - 4 pieces - Anemopsis Californica

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

 19,95

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Marsh anemone - 4 pieces - Houttuynia Cordata Chameleon

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

 19,95

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Floating Plant Island - Aquatic Plants

- Floating aquatic plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 29,95

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Mini Pond Aquatic Plant Set

- Aquatic plants
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 25,95

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Frequently asked questions about Marsh anemones

Pond Advice

Yes, we supply both plants with pond baskets (incl.clay, substrate and a nutrient tablet) to control uncontrolled growth.

The pond baskets should be at a depth where the plants can grow just below or just above the water surface.

Yes, the Houttuynia Cordata 'Chameleon' is known for its distinctive, citrusy fragrance, while the Anemopsis Californica has a slightly spicy scent that is especially noticeable when the plants are in bloom.

They improve water quality, add color and provide habitat for pond animals.

No, both plants are hardy and do not need extra care during the cold months.

Marsh anemone

The Houttuynia Cordata 'Chameleon,' with its flamboyant color palette of green, red and yellow, can grow quite profusely, as can the Anemopsis Californica with its attractive purple flowers. While their enthusiastic growth makes them powerful additions to any pond, they are also known for their tendency to proliferate. To manage this, we supply these plants with convenient pond baskets. These baskets give the plants plenty of room to grow, while preventing the plants from taking over your entire pond.

Wood tuynia cordata effect

The benefits of these plants in the pond are twofold: they provide a natural and colorful appearance and contribute to the balance of pond water. They help purify the water and provide hiding places for pond inhabitants such as fish and amphibians.

Wood tuynia cordata hardy

Houttuynia cordata, commonly known as chameleon plant, is hardy and can tolerate low temperatures down to about -20°C, making it suitable for many climate zones. In winter, the aboveground part of the plant may die, but the rhizomes remain viable and the plant will sprout again in spring. To protect the plant during particularly harsh winters, it may be advisable to apply a mulch layer over the soil where the chameleon plant grows to provide additional insulation.

Chameleon plant care

Caring for these plants is relatively simple. Make sure they get enough sunlight and the pond baskets are at the proper depth. Trim back dead parts in the fall to promote healthy growth for the next season.

Chameleon Plants

The chameleon plant, known as Houttuynia cordata, is a striking, versatile plant known for its variegated, heart-shaped leaves that can vary in different colors, including green, yellow, red and orange. This fast-growing, groundcover plant is ideal for moist environments and is often used in water features, ponds and as part of moist garden designs. In addition to its attractive appearance, the chameleon plant is also valued in some cultures for its culinary and medicinal properties, especially in Asian cuisine and traditional medicine.
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
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