Iresine Herbstii Purple Lady Flower Seeds

Iresine Seeds - Purple Lady

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Flower Specifications

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

Planting Directions

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!