Iresine herbstii

How to plant Iresine seeds

Purple Lady iresine foliage. AN05091


Beautiful, dark-purple to burgundy leaves on 6-8 in. high, 3-4′ 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 .

15 seeds - $4.25

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 in. 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.