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Common Name: Persian Shield      Latin Name: Strobilanthes dyerianus 'Persian Shield'      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Strobilanthes dyerianus 'Persian Shield'

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Category: Annual
Family: ACANTHACEAE
Genus: Strobilanthes
species: dyerianus
Cultivar: 'Persian Shield'
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Plant type: Tender perennial grown as an annual
Height x width: 1 to 3 feet tall and wide
Growth habit: Mounding
Foliage: Ovate-lanceolate dark green leaves (to 8 long) are flushed with silvery-purple iridescence above and dark purple beneath
Flowers: Spikes of tiny violet 5-lobed funnel-shaped flowers usually do not bloom during the growing season, but infrequently may be seen on overwintered plants in greenhouses
Culture: Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. It likes consistently moist soils. Pinch stems as needed to avoid legginess and stimulate bushiness. Can overwinter indoors as a houseplant
Pests and problems: Spider mites on indoor plants
Uses: Bedding or border plant in shady or partly shady garden; containers; houseplant Propagation: Seed, cuttings
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of Strobilanthes dyerianus 'Persian Shield' Persian Shield
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Strobilanthes dyerianus 'Persian Shield' Persian Shield
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Strobilanthes dyerianus 'Persian Shield' Persian Shield
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 81
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Strobilanthes foliage under camera flash
Location: Observatory Circle
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
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Strobilanthes foliage under camera flash
Location: Observatory Circle
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
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Strobilanthes foliage in shade
Location: Observatory Circle
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
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Strobilanthes foliage
Location: Observatory Circle
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
Strobilanthes dyerianus Strobilanthes_dyerianus_planted_ap.JPG
Strobilanthes foliage
Location: Observatory Circle
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
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