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Iresine herbstii 'Blazin' Rose'

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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Crit 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 joan30157 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.


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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