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Strobilanthes dyerianus

Persian Shield or Strobilanthes

4.5" Garden Exclusives - Strobilanthes Persian Shield

This plant is native to Asia and is grown for its colorful foliage that maintains its metallic purple color even in the heat of summer. The leaves are purple on the lower surfaces and a combination of purple and silver on the upper surface. 

Provide a sunny growing area or one that receives some afternoon shade as well as an even supply of soil moisture. Best to fertilize landscape plantings once a month and twice a month in containers with a well-balanced fertilizer. Mature plants produce blue flowers that occur in spikes but are not ornamental.

4.5" Garden Exclusives UPC: 7-26694-30450-6
(Ships as 10 - 4.5" Pots per flat)

Height: 24-36 In
Spread: 36-48 In
Spacing: 24-30 In
Hardiness Zone: 9-11

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4.5 Garden Exclusives

Characteristics & Attributes for Persian Shield or Strobilanthes:


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Seasonal Program:

  • Spring


  • Mounding
  • Upright


  • Border or Bed
  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Container
  • House Plant

Foliage Color:

  • Purple
  • Variegated
  • Burgundy
  • Silver

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall