Native to Japan, Korea and southern China, this is a versatile herbaceous plant which can be grown as a pond marginal or is equally happy in most garden soils. It forms clumps of vividly coloured, heart shaped leaves variegated with green, yellow, pink and red. The delicate white flowers have a lovely a tangerine scent. While this is a very pretty plant and gives excellent ground cover it is however very fast growing, spreads quickly and needs to be controlled if planted in the garden in mixed plantings. Makes an excellent container plant where the roots are restricted and will also grow successfully in the margins of a pond.