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Iresine herbstii 'Brilliantissima' /Beefsteak Plant

Iresine herbstii 'Brilliantissima'   / Iresine herbstii 'Brilliantissima'
Maroon colored foliage is a major feature of this perennial
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Maroon colored foliage is a major feature of this perennial

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Scientific Name: Iresine herbstii 'Brilliantissima'
Common Name: Beefsteak Plant
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Hardy to around 32 degree F. and where no colder than this the plant will overwinter. Where it overwinters, it should be cut back before growth starts in spring. When over a year old, plants take on a shrubby look. Can be grown in a container or in ground beds.