Iresine herbstii ‘Purple Lady’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Iresine herbstii ‘Purple Lady’

Common Name: Purple Lady Iresine

Family: Amaranthaceae

Origin: South America

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 6"h x 40"w

Exposure: Sun, Partial Shade


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

If you want to use something different in place of purple leaved sweet potatoes, let me suggest Purple Lady Iresine. It is more elegant because of its smaller refined leaves and dense mat-like growth habit. This cascading plant’s foliage color has been described as dark burgundy or bright cranberry. With excellent resilience in hot weather, Purple Lady Iresine looks tremendous spilling out of containers or when providing a low splash of purple in front of beds and borders. It creates an especially impressive contrast with gold or silver foliage plants.