How to Grow Persian Shield

How to Grow Persian Shield

Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) is grown for its large leaves.  The leaf can grow 4-7 inches long and ends at a point.

They are slightly serrated.  Each purple to silver leaf has dark green veins and is iridescent.  In the fall to winter, the Persian shield sometimes grows purple-blue flowers.

Persian shield got its name because each leaf looks like the battle shield Persians used with its purple iridescent color and a silvery metallic sheen.

Because of the inconsistency of flower production, seeds are hard to come by.  Persian shield is almost always purchased as a plant from a nursery.

Plant it outdoors when the soil has had a chance to warm up and the nights are no longer cold.  Persian shield looks very nice beside silver or gray plants that set off its purple. 

It can be the focal specimen in a container or as part of a mass planting.  It is often used as a border or edging plant.

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