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Strobilanthes dyerianus, Perilepta dyeriana, Persian Shield

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Strobilanthes dyerianus, Perilepta dyeriana
Family: Acanthaceae
Persian Shield
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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