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Iresine herbstii - Bloodleaf

Iresine herbstii is a tender shrub/perennial. Bloodleaf will typically grow to 3 feet tall and wide. I think they look their best in light shade. Iresine herbstii will be damaged by temperatures that drop below 30° F. Bloodleaf will provide a spectacular show of foliage color throughout the season. Leaf color varies from a dark purple to beet red with magenta veins. Other common names for Iresine herbstii are almost as colorful as the leaves, Chicken Gizzard, Beefsteak Plant. Iresine herbstii is a native of Brazil. The plants prefer regular water and good soil.

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Iresine herbstii