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!