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Number of plants found: 5    

Strobilanthes anisophyllus, Strobilanthes

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Strobilanthes anisophyllus

Strobilanthes
Family: Acanthaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Frost tender, evergreen sub-shrub with unequal pairs of lance-shaped, toothed leaves, the longer to 9cm long, and tubular blue flowers, borne in cone-shaped inflorescences in spring and winter.





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Strobilanthes dyerianus, Perilepta dyeriana, Persian Shield

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Strobilanthes dyerianus, Perilepta dyeriana

Persian Shield
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Burma
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliage

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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Strobilanthes flaccidifolius, Strobilanthes cusia, Assam Indigo, Chinese Rain Bell, Pink Strobilanthes, Vein Leaf Acanthus

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Strobilanthes flaccidifolius, Strobilanthes cusia

Assam Indigo, Chinese Rain Bell, Pink Strobilanthes, Vein Leaf Acanthus
Family: Acanthaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Impressively statured herbaceous shrub with thickened veins and bright pink flowers. Very showy and useful plant. The leaves contain 0.4 - 1.3% indican, which can be hydrolyzed and oxidized to produce the classic Blue Indigo Dye. A dark Blue dye is obtained from the twigs. It is combined with Turmeric (Curcuma longa) to make Green, and with Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) to make Purple. The source of famous dye Assam Indigo, it was formerly cultivated on quite a large scale as a dye plant in China and India. Fresh juice from the leaves is used on Okinawa Island, Japan as a popular remedy for athlete's foot.

See Article about this plant: Strobilanthes, Chinese Rain Bell - a source of Blue, Green, and Purple.





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Strobilanthes flaccidifolius - Chinese Rain Bell

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Pink Strobilanthes, Chinese Rain Bell, Vein Leaf Acanthus....  more

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Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata, Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells

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Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata

Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Indochina
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Strobilanthes hamiltoniana is similar to Strobilanthes flaccidifolius.



Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata, Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells

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Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield

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Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus

Green Shield
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: India
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield

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Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield

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Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield

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