Online Plant Guide Trafalgar Tours -  
Trees Shrubs Ground Covers Vines Bamboo Grass Corms Ferns Annuals Perennials Rhizomes Bulbs Palms Tubers Gingers

Strobilanthes dyerianus/Persian Shield

Strobilanthes dyerianus / Strobilanthes dyerianus
Purple and silver iridescent foliage of this relatively new annual
View Image (Full)

Purple and silver iridescent foliage of this relatively new annual

A large planting in late summer

Close-up image of foliage showing the peculiar sheen on the leaf surfaces

Foliage is a strong color contrast to adjacent plants

Image taken at some distance from the Persian shield

2007-2018 © All Rights Reserved. Information and images may not be reused without written consent.
Scientific Name: Strobilanthes dyerianus
Common Name: Persian Shield
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories:
Comments: This plant, normally grown as an annual for seasonal color during the warm months of the year has unusually striking violet colored foliage that is somewhat metallic. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and sunlight during the morning hours. It can tolerate shade in the afternoon. Plants can grow quite large in one season, but cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. This large sub-tropical plant is especially effective featured in containers with other plants. It also does well in a seasonal color bed for the summer months.