Apache beads Anemopsis californica

Apache beads


A. californica has large, green or grey-green leaves up to 20cm long, and spreads slowly by producing runners. Tiny, scented, white, pale yellow or greenish flowers are clustered into a cone, with ring of conspicuous white bracts around the base. Red tints appear in cold snaps and the whole plant can turn red in autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Apache beads lizard tail yerba mansa see more

    • Common names

      Houttuynia californica

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Remove dead leaves and spent flowers as necessary

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, by division or by separating rooted runners

  • insectPests

    Generally trouble free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally trouble free