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Persian Shield

I purchased the Woman’s Day magazine “52 Best Annuals & Perennials.” On page 79 there is a plant called the Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus). I have to have this plant. Where do I find it? Thank You.

Persian shield is indeed a lovely plant. Its metallic purple foliage make it an excellent complement to many of my favorite blooming plants.

Persian shield is only cold hardy to zone 9 so you won’t see it in your local garden center until the arrival of other warm season plants this spring.

Fast Facts
Persian Shield
Strobilanthes dyerianus
Habit: Upright
Color: Dark Green with Metallic Purple
Height: 15 – 20 Inches
Light: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Cold Hardy to Zone 9
Soil: Well-drained