Common Name: Blood-Leaf, Bloodleaf, Beef Plant, Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard
Botanical Name: Iresine herbstii, eye-re-SI-ne or ir-e-SI-ne HERBS-tie
Decorative Life: Weeks to months to years, depending on growing environment, indoors or outdoors.
Availability: Year Round
Assume it is chill sensitive and therefore hold at temperature of 55F or higher.
- From the Greek “eiros’ for wool, referring to a harvest garland bound with wool.
- ‘Brilliantissima’ has rich crimson leaves while ‘Wallisii’ is dwarf and has purple-black leaves.