Strobilanthes dyerianus, Perilepta dyeriana, Persian Shield

Strobilanthes dyerianus, Perilepta dyeriana

Persian Shield
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Burma
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageBlue, lavender, purple flowers

Spectacular plant with unique foliage with 6" ovate leaves variegated with iridescent shades of blue, purple and silver. 1" violet flowers in terminal spikes. Height to 3'. Grows best in partial sun to shade, great for containers or the garden for tropical effect! Needs to be pruned (otherwise becomes leggy).

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