Answer: Strobilanthes dyerianus is known commonly as "Persian Shield". It is a tropical, it will only take temperatures down to 55F. It is great for a greenhouse, or under the right conditions, it can be grown as an annual outdoors. Because it has tropical requirements, it would be very challenging as a houseplant. It took some doing, but I did locate it for you. It is available from Logee's Greenhouse, phone them at 1-888-330-8038.
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