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
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.
Grown for spectacular flowers, which bear a startling resemblance to the heads of crested tropical bir...
From South Africa. Evergreen plants with long-stalked, leathery leaves and highly individual flowers. ...
Native to Brazil. Grows to 1–3 ft. high and wide, or even larger under ideal conditions. Leaves ...