Beefsteak Plant, Bloodleaf, Chicken Gizzard
Iresine herbstii 'Blazin' Rose'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Iresine (ir-es-EYE-nee) (Info)
Species: herbstii (HAIRBS-tee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Blazin' Rose

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Veined

Pink

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alameda, California

San Leandro, California

Port Charlotte, Florida

Dallas, Georgia

Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Flower Mound, Texas

Houston, Texas

Katy, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 28, 2010, Crit from Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I absolutely LOVE this plant! ! ! I have it planted in a shaded garden in lousy clay soil. It has grown and leafed out so beautifully. The color is showy and very bright .... not only the leaves but the stems. I have had so many compliments on how pretty this plant is.

Positive

On Sep 14, 2008, joan30157 from Dallas, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant has been root hardy in my zone 7b garden for 3 years. Mine gets better colors with more sun. It never seems to require extra water. A very easy to grow plant. Leave it and forget it. Very nice foliage Mine is planted under a white brugmansia.