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Strobilanthes dyerianus 'Persian Shield'

 Strobilanthes dyerianus 'Persian Shield' (Persian Shield)
Strobilanthes 'Persian Shield'
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Location: BEAUMONT, TX
Hardiness Zone: 9


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Eric's Review
Location: el dorado hills, CA
Hardiness Zone: 1

I bought my first persian shield last summer and was struck by it every time I looked at it. Planted amongst coleuses it outshined them all.

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Common Name: “Persian Shield”

(Persian Shield) Strobilanthes 'Persian Shield' is a striking plant.  It has thick deeply veined leaves that have a purple iridescent shimmer to them. Strobilanthes 'Persian Shield' can be grown in sun, but for best leaf color, plant in part to full shade.  ‘Persian Shield’ is heat and drought tolerant and will grow 18-36” high and 18-24” wide.  Use as a thriller in your combination plantings or in the landscape.  ‘Persian Shield’ may also be brought inside for use as a house plant.

Flower Color: Purple Red
Height: 1-3 Feet     Spread: 1-2 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 9-10  

'Persian Shield' Characteristics & Attributes

Sun Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Dry
  • Moderate
  • Drought Tolerant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Design Use
  • Specimen
  • Container
  • Combination Containers
Container Design
  • Thriller

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