Persian Shield is one of my favorites.
Growing in shade under a Magnolia.
Strobilanthes dyeranus is a mouthful, the name Strobilanthes comes from the Greek for cone flower. Its flowers are never seen in the summer garden where Persian Shield is used as a bedding plant.
Companions with Pink Pentas and Brugmansia.
All plants shown are second year plants from roots.
These plants need no flowers to get noticed. The blue cone shaped
flowers are seen when days are short, usually in the greenhouse.
Cuttings are fairly easy to root from a single house plant if you want
a large bed, or dot them around as accent plants.
I tucked a plant in the rear of a Bromeliad Tree.
Left to grow unpinched, it climbed the tree.
|Kylee featured Persian Shield in a cream separator display.|