Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Persian shield

Persian shield
Plant Botanical Name: 
Strobilanthes dyerianus
USBG Plant Location: 
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.