Week 18 – May 08, 2021

Plant Information

Purple Lady Iresine

  • Purple Lady Iresine - Bloom
  • Purple Lady Iresine - Landscape
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Iresine herbstii

Common Name: Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Plant Habit: Spreading

Characteristics: Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Height: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Width: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Exposure: Partial Sun

General Information: Dark burgundy foliage, very low maintenance, heat tolerant

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 5 to 6 weeks

  • Ideal for mixed containers, “solo” hanging baskets or planters, and as a groundcover.
  • Also well-suited to indoor plant programs.
  • Low and prostrate, spreading plant fills in nicely and cascades as branches get longer and heavier.
  • Can withstand more sun in humid areas like Florida.