- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 5 - 10
- Height: 6 - 8 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: White
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.3
- Temperature: 72 - 76F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Cover the seed lightly
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
Iresine (Iresine Herbstii Purple Lady) - This dark purple-leafed accent plant is ideal for mixed containers, as a unique hanging basket or planter variety, and as a ground cover in the landscape. Iresine Purple Lady makes a low and prostrate, spreading 3 to 4 feet so it fills in nicely and cascades as the branches get longer and heavier. Ideally suited to full sun or shady conditions, Iresine can withstand more sun in humid areas like Florida. Also called Beefsteak Plant and Chicken Gizzard.
You will not be disappointed with this trailing ground cover! Iresine is a low growing annual trailer in shades of bright purple leaves and stems. Plant it in empty areas between flower groups and it quickly forms a dense mat of brilliant color. It even chokes out weeds! The perfect choice for a splash of vivid color in front of flower beds. You may choose to grow it in hanging baskets or containers where it will trail gracefully. Only 6 - 8 inches tall and loves the heat!