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Strobilanthes Persian Shield 180MM

Strobilanthes ‘Persian Shield’ – 180MM

I am Persian Shield. My family originated from Myanmar

Botanic Name: Strobilanthes dyerianus

Bushy – Great indoor plant

I am a colourful plant that thrive in the shade where few other brightly coloured plants survive. I am a hardy evergreen shrub with shield shaped glossy, purple iridescent almost metallic foliage veined with green. My blooms are purplish blue flowers in autumn to winter and intermittently throughout the year. I make a great indoor plant where my vibrant intense colours will draw attention. I am a great way to brighten a shady garden areas.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 1m Width: 1m
I enjoy consistently moist soils
Colourful foliage
I am happiest in a rich soil and appreciate a regular application of slow release fertiliser
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My bright purple foliage with green veins almost glows, making me the perfect feature plant
My tubular purplish blooms are usually borne in autumn and winter but can spot flower at any time
I love high humidity particularly in warmer areas and enjoy regular misting when grown indoors

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping

Tips for success…

Regular tip pruning encourages me to develop a dense bushy form and I make a good low screening hedge
Plant me 60cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Acanthaceae
Other names: Bermuda conehead, Perilepta dyeriana, Perilepta macclellandii, Strobilanthes dyerianus, Strobilanthes maclellandi

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