Strobilanthes dyerianus

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 Strobilanthes dyerianus subsp. var.  
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Flower features: blue, purple
Acanthaceae > Strobilanthes dyerianus var. ,

Strobilanthes dyerianus (Persian Shield) is a tropical plant native to Myanmar. It is grown for its dark green foliage with bright, metallic-purple stripes radiating outward from the central leaf vein. In proper conditions, it will also produce pale purple flowers. Persian Shield grows best outdoors in USDA zones 9 and 10, although it can survive in other zones as a houseplant given sufficient temperature, soil moisture and humidity.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Strobilanthes dyerianus, Mast. An erect, branching, soft-wooded stove shrub: st. hirsute: lvs. opposite, 6-8 in. long, elliptic-lanceolate, serrulate, cordate at base, sessile, variegated with iridescent tints of blue and lilac, rose-purple beneath: fls. in erect spikes, 1 1/2 in. long, pale violet; calyx unequally 5-lobed, lobes linear, obtuse; corolla-tube curved, ventricose, limb of 5 short, broad, revolute lobes. Burma.—Used for bedding. CH

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