Beautiful, dark-purple to burgundy leaves on 6-8 inch high, 3-4 foot wide plants. Use Purple Lady Iresine as a brilliant, temporary ground cover or accent plant for your garden; it is equally lovely in patio containers or hanging baskets, where plants will cascade gracefully. Purple Lady Iresine grows beautifully in part shade with coleus, and impatiens.
How to Plant Iresine Seeds
Sow Iresine seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 72-77° F., germination is in 5-20 days. Transplant into the garden 12-18 inches apart after all danger of frost. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Growing Purple Lady Iresine: Grow in part sun, will tolerate light shade. Best purple color with some sun, leaves turn bronze-green in low-light conditions. Plants do not require pinching. Provide regular moisture, allow soil to dry slightly between waterings.