Beefsteak Plant, Bloodleaf, Chicken Gizzard
Iresine herbstii 'Purple Lady'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Iresine (ir-es-EYE-nee)
Species: herbstii (HAIRBS-tee-eye)
Cultivar: Purple Lady

Category
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage
Grown for foliage

Foliage Color
Dark/Black

Height
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Where to Grow
Can be grown as an annual
Suitable for growing in containers

Danger

Bloom Color
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics

Bloom Size

Bloom Time
N/A

Other details

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

Propagation Methods
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed