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Persian Shield
Strobilanthes dyerianus

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 36 Inches
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Persian Shield Strobilanthes dyerianus
Part Sun to Sun 18 - 36

Features

Iridescent, colorful leaves of purple, green and silver all season; heat tolerant

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Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Garden Height: 
18 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Shade: 
None
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black/Purple
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
28°F
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in containers, landscapes and combinations

Consumer Comment:
I purchased the "Persian Shield", among other plants, for my 86 year old Aunt's large containers. We absolutely loved this particular plant -- it grew and grew and had beautiful leaves. She loved it. H. Lemasters, West Virginia

Award Year Award Plant Trial
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Strobe LightCombination
    Strobe Light
    Color SchemeEarth Tones
    ExposureSun
    Pot Size14 Inches
    Simple two-plant combinations can be every bit as striking as plantings using many differe...
  • Simple PleasuresCombination
    Simple Pleasures
    Color SchemeMonochromatic
    ExposureSun
    Pot Size14 Inches
    Shades of purple and silver make a high impact container.
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