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End-of-Winter Downunder: Iresine herbstii 'Blazin Rose' in flower

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By Bernieh


End-of-Winter Downunder:  Iresine herbstii 'Blazin Rose' in flower (Iresine herbstii (Beefsteak Plant))

This is only a new plant for me and I just love the foliage colours and the flowerhead.



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What gorgeous detail and colours on the leaves the foliage is beautiful

9 Aug, 2010

 

Yes thanks Sixpence ... I can't wait for this one to mature and really spread out.

12 Aug, 2010

 

Bernieh:

It looks a lot like Iresine lendenii - Bloodleaf. Usually, Iresine herbestii has smaller leaves. There's so many varieties commonly available now.

21 Sep, 2010

 

Hi Andy ... well I'm no expert on Iresine as this is my very first one. I have been after one ever since I saw your photo ... when I bought this one the label said Iresine herbstii 'Blazin Rose' ... but I know the nurseries around here are not always spot on with their labelling!

22 Sep, 2010

 

Bernieh:

It looks identical to my Iresine lendenii. Even the flowers are the same. I have several posted pics of Iresine herstii varieties...they all seem to have much smaller leaves. I'll post some new pics of my plants tomorrow. I planted many new small cuttings around my yard last late summer...now they're pretty large.

22 Sep, 2010

 

OK, I'll be looking out for your photos.

23 Sep, 2010

 

Bernieh:

I just posted some photos of my many Iresine lindenii - Bloodleaf shrubs. : >)

23 Sep, 2010

 

Had a look, Andy ... and you're right ... they certainly look the same.

27 Sep, 2010

 

Bernieh:

Typically Iresine lindenii is fuller and makes more of a mounding shrub to 6 feet/ 2 meters tall in a couple of years. Iresine herbestii is typically more upright and slender in growth.

27 Sep, 2010



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