Rouge plant (Rivina humilis) is an underutilized, often overlooked, native plant that has great potential in the landscape. This herbaceous, small shrub provides a nice splash of color, particularly in shady or partly shady areas of your yard. Rouge plant gets stalks of white to pink flowers followed by showy red berries.
It can have both flowers and berries occurring at the same time and blooms and fruits throughout the year. The berries have been used to make dyes and in cosmetics, hence its name. Rouge plant would pair well with other shade-loving wildflowers such as blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis), spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) and scorpion-tail (Heliotropium angiospermum).