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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Green, purple and silver shades.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Pink
Purple
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Persian Shield
  • Flame Ivy

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Location: Mobot - St Louis
Date: 8-9-11
Location: Davis, Ca. Zone 9B
Date: 2023-09-23
Almost neon in color. Very happy here with sun, watered q 3 days,
Location: Washington 
Date: Late Summer
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-10-07
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-10-07
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-09-16
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: 2017-11-28
 Blooms from a Persian Shield
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Location: Mobot - St Louis
Date: 8-9-11
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-07-29
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-06-24
Formerly known as Hemigraphis, now classified as Strobilanthes
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-06-29
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This is Strobilanthes (Persian shield) by purpleinopp Aug 21, 2022 6:30 AM 3

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