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Persian Shield

Strobilanthes dyerianus

Gorgeous foliage for maximum color

  • Iridescent, colorful leaves of purple, green and silver all season
  • Heat & drought tolerant, easy to maintain & adaptable
  • Great for containers, landscapes and combination plantings

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Silvery Purple, Evergreen Foliage

This low-maintenance plant produces iridescent foliage that will dazzle your landscape. The Persian Shield provides year-round color and textural interest to outdoor gardens and indoor spaces alike.

The Persian Shield is an incredibly unique, ornamental plant that’s been around since Victorian times. Its foliage contains bold purple and green shades with shimmers of silver. This silver glistens in the sun and illuminates the texture of the Persian Shield’s foliage. And its lance-shaped leaves have slightly toothed edges that create a unique, quilt-like look.

The iridescent, colorful foliage of the Persian Shield makes it a focal point no matter where it's planted, so add it to containers, landscapes, or combination plantings and watch it thrive.

The deep purple and green leaves of this beauty make it ideal for creating appealing color contrast with many hues, including bright yellows, oranges or lime greens. Plus, the Persian Shield thrives in hot and humid conditions, is easy to maintain and is highly adaptable.

For can't-miss color and texture and a variety that grows with ease, choose the unique and versatile Persian Shield. Order yours today!

NOTE: This plant is an annual, so be sure to plant it after the first frost to enjoy throughout the warmer months!

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Product Details

    Mature Height:1.5-3 ft.
    Mature Width:1.5-2 ft.
    Sunlight:Part Sun to Full Sun
    Growth Rate:Fast
    Botanical Name:Strobilanthes dyerianus
    Does Not Ship To:WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, MT, WY, UT, AZ, CO, NM, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, WI, IA, ME
    Grows Well In Zones:4-11 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-11 outdoors

    (hardy down to -20℉)

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