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Persian Shield Strobilanthes Plant

  • - Royal Purple Plant
  • - Height: 12-24 inches
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Part Sun-Full Sun
  • - Each Quart Pot contains 1 Persian Shield Strobilanthes Plant
Plant Features

Persian Shield Strobilanthes is a gorgeous ornamental that produces pink and purple leaves that are accented with silvery iridescence and a dark purple underbelly. It’s a knockout in partially shaded locations! Colors will become less impressive with too much sun. It is heat and drought tolerant and also makes an impressive houseplant! Photo credit: Paul Braynard

Strobilanthes Companion Plants: Impatiens, Lobelia

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 2-4 hours of morning sun
Overwinter Zones 10, 11
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer Weekly
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 12-24 inches
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Variegated
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Tropical Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Persian Shield

Beautiful plant. Arrived in perfect condition. P

From Tammy | April 24, 2022

Outstanding service

All plants arrive healthy, well-hydrated, well-placed and promptly. Grow joy is my go-to nursery!

From Lucy | May 29, 2021

Love the color

I had never seen Persian Shield plants before and I knew I had to have them. The leaf color is striking. I am putting them in pots so I can be sure they get the right amount of sun so the color stays vibrant.

From Joan | April 12, 2021

Persian Shield

Larger plants than I expected and great color

From Lawrence | May 08, 2020

The Best!

My plants arrived quickly & in the best shape ever. The way they package them for shipping keeps them hydrated. I was truly surprised at how big & healthy the plants were. I planted them and so far they are doing outstanding. I will never order from any other nursery again.

From Teresa | June 06, 2019

Beautiful plant

Came supremely packages with care! Plant was in perfect shape! Will buy from here again!

From Angie | May 13, 2019

Persian Shield Strobilanthes

Although they are becoming more popular, I found it difficult to find plants or seeds, and was unsuccessful in starting them from cuttings. I found them online at  GrowJoy. The plants arrived healthy and on time. I was very pleased with my purchase.

From LINDA | May 18, 2017

Persian Shield Strobilanthes

Beautiful plants- Beautiful packaging! Love it!

From Elliot | May 17, 2017

Persian Shield Strobilanthes

Nice size plant and very well packaged. 

From Laura | May 17, 2017

I love these plants

I buy the Persian Shield every year, they make perfect accents for my container garden

From Sheila | May 20, 2016

great accent plant

I needed accent plants in my container garden and the Persian Shield Strobilanthus was just the right one

From Sheila | August 18, 2015

order received first class as always

My shipment of plants arrived completely intact as they always do from GrowJoy. They are so easy to plant in this condition and have an extra boost in their growth due to less shock, unlike any I have ever received from other suppliers.

From Gregory | April 25, 2015

Persian Shield

These are gorgeous plants, and the color is amazing. They grow quickly and do well in partial sun.

From sherry | February 04, 2015

Excellent Customer Service

I ordered and received three Persian Shield Strobelanthus plants late in May here in MA. Two were very healthy, the third not so, but rather than complain immediately, I waited to see if it would recover. When it did not, I contacted GrowJoy early in a July, and even though I was beyond the warranty (who knew ?), GrowJoy graciously shipped a replacement immediately. Pleased to report this latest plant is growing well. Will take pix and email shortly. They are stunning.

From Sandra | August 03, 2014

Persian Shield Strobilanthus

Received very healthy plants. These make a great accent in partial shade, in beds and containers.

From sherry | January 16, 2014

Worth waiting for

It took somewhat longer than we expected for our order to be shipped, but once it was, it arrived promptly. the Strobilanthus plants were very well packaged and in robust shape. We got them in the ground immediately and they have all done well. Quality products and excellent value for the money - it's hard to argue with that. We will buy from GrowJoy again!

From Chris | July 07, 2012