Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Purple Foliage

I love foliage that's other than green because 90% out there is green! Burgundy, red, pink and variegated leaves are beautiful! And colorful foliage makes all the green around it look good too.   Here's a plant with gorgeous purple leaves. It's Strobilanthes or Persian Shield. It likes partial shade and dislikes frost. That is why I'm on my 3rd or so plant. We don't get frost every year just every 4 or 5 years. Strobilanthes will grow about 2-3 feet tall. It takes to pinching nicely otherwise the branches get long and lay down. And a bushy plant shows more leaves. And who doesn't want to see more of these beauties?


  1. Very nice plant. I just bought a couple and was looking for its name. Thanks.

  2. OMG! I have been trying to find someone to help me with my Persian Shield. Its the most beautiful plant Ive ever had. Ive had it for 3 yrs now. Every summer I put it outside and it just comes to this beautiful life and then in late fall early winter it lose's all of its leaves when I bring it in. It scare's me. Im so afraid its dying. Is there something I can do with it over winter? It actually flowered for the first time last winter inside with only 6 leaves on the whole plant.

  3. Im Anonymous September 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM
    Just so I don't miss or cant find this site again my email is:

    Im old and learning the computer.
    Really looking forward to hearing from you as I don't want to lose this plant.