strobilanthus aka persian shield

Planting Tips

Spacing: 12-15″
Height: 18-30″
Exposure: sun/ shade
Blooming season: used for its purple and silver foliage, blooms are insignificant
Plant Habit: upright
Characteristics: colorful/ attractive foliage, shade tolerant, low maintenance
Uses: beds, mixed containers, accent

Persian Shield has large, striking purple and silver foliage that is useful as a background or accent. It’s not particularly fussy as long as it’s fed every month or so. It is a moderate-water-use plant but doesn’t like wet feet.