Evergreen shrub, up to 3 feet tall. Abundant water when actively growing, moderate the rest of the time. "Blood Leaf" bright purplish-red "Beet" or "Beefsteak" oval puckered leaves, with notched tips, on red-maroon, Purple stems forming dense bushes. Traditional window-sill plant, the Achyranthes versification of elaborate Victorian bedding design. Iresine Herbalist Culminate or "Painted Blood leaf". Sharply pointed blood red leaves with carmine and liver-lilac veins and stems; an old favorite still much in demand.