Persian shield

Persian shield
Plant Botanical Name: 
Strobilanthes dyerianus
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
Garden Court

Persian shield is a tropical broadleaf evergreen in its native Burma, and is used as an annual in the Mid-Atlantic region. Excellent as both a bedding plant or in containers, it thrives in full sun to part shade with consistently moist soil.