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Iresine

Bloodleaf
Amaranthaceae
Perennials

Tender, upright plants grown for their vibrant leaf colors; flowers are inconspicuous and may be pinched out. Grow best in rich, well-drained soil. Pinch tips of young plants to encourage bushiness. Good in containers. Beyond the hardiness range, bring indoors for the winter, treat as annuals, or grow as houseplants. Easy to propagate from cuttings taken in fall and grown for spring and summer display.

Iresine herbstii
Iresine herbstii

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Iresine herbstii

Native to Brazil. Grows to 1–3 ft. high and wide, or even larger under ideal conditions. Leaves are 1–3 in. long, oval to round, usually notched at the tip. Leaf color may be purplish red with a light midrib and veins, or green or bronze with yellowish veins. Stems may be green, purple, or red.

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