Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus)

Gainesville, GA(Zone 7a)

I saw a picture of this plant online and knew I wanted to have it. I was shocked that Walmart got in a few this spring so I grabbed up 2 of them. It looks wonderful in my shade area with sweet potato vines around it.
Mary from Gainesville, GA


Common name: Persian Shield
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Strobilanthes
Species dyerianus

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/516/

Thumbnail by goswimmin
Mississauga, ON(Zone 6a)

Great pic Mary. Your Persian Shield looks terrific with the lime green Potatoe Vine. How did the Potatoe Vine do in the shade?? I just picked up 2 Persian Shield plants today & I think I'll try Potatoe Vine with it thanks to your pic! Happy gardening!! Sunshine Sue

(Zone 9b)

Gee, I had one in my hot little hands today but put it back for it looked sick. Now I wish I had gotten it.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

Kell... go to coop forum. Cala has some i believe for the coop she is offering... http://davesgarden.com/t/382156/

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