Planted in the garden the beautiful dark purple leaves of Iresine reach 6-8 inches high and spread 3-4 feet across. 'Purple Lady' is equally at home in patio containers or hanging baskets; it will gracefully cascade over the sides. Prefers afternoon shade.
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.