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Persian Shield - saw this at a greenhouse once; would like to find (and buy!) again.    Culture: I keep a large pot of robust Persian Shield as a houseplant, underplanted with maidenhair fern for a beautiful color contrast. Monthly 10-15-10 feedings in growth season have promoted beautiful and enormous foliage. I keep it in a sunny window for the Persian Shield, which then provides the shade that suits the maidenhair fern. Regular waterings in well-drained soil complete the cultural context…

Purple leaves of a Persian shield plant. - Persian shield - can be grown outside as an annual or, as an indoor houseplant, it will bloom in winter.

Persian Shield. Lovely colours. Cut a leaf in half crossways, poke into soil and water, they will grow roots (the same as a Coleus or Begonia Rex) and you get extra plants.

Persian Shield Plant- gorgeous colors in shade especially; cut leaf, put in water to get roots, and poke in ground for more plants! One of my favorite.

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Butterfly Garden South American Verbena This plant is a perfect cut flower -- but don't worry about using it in bouquets. The more you cut, the more it blooms, so there will always be a supply of the lavender-purple blooms for butterflies to enjoy, too.

flowersgardenlove:  Pink Chaos Coleus. Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers

Coleus "pink chaos"Hot-pink leaves with ruffled, variegated borders edged with a thin line of light green. Looks like an explosion of neon paisley. Grows 6 to 18 inches tall. Can be perennial in Zones 10 and an annual every where else.

Green pink cala lily

Green pink cala lily, one of my favorite flowers. So beautiful, nature is amazing

Beautiful leaves of Mahinot Grahamii - Hardy Tapioka plant

Manihot grahamii - Hardy Tapioca plant - I had just seen this unusual leaf that i loved & surprise , Samantha in GA sends asst seeds & this is one of them. I'll read up about how & when to plant seeds.

Clematis 'President' planted this year and possibly too early.  Time will tell.  Obtained from Van Zyverden.  Update:  Has grown 4 inches in spite of the cold weather we are having here.  Doesn't seem to be bothered at all by the intense cold to hot switches.  clb

clematis "the president". Clematis is one of my favourite plants - especially the vivid purple varieties. I love the tendrils. And they love growing in my Illinois garden!

I use Caladiums a lot in shady summer containers-stunning foliage!

Caladium 'Thai Beauty': This caladium thrives in partial shade, tolerating up to half a day of sunlight (which actually improves its color). The leaves emerge green in spring, but quickly begin assuming their bright, eye-catching hues.

Mukdenia 'Karasuba' is a "must-have" for the shade garden with these ruffled leaves and red edges that seem to glow in the morning light.

Mukdenia 'Karasuba' is a "must-have" for the shade garden with these ruffled leaves and red edges that seem to glow in the morning light. — at Walters Gardens.

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Purple : Amethyst Myst Heuchera (Heuchera) : 10″ with 20-26″ flower stems : part sun to full shade : blooms late spring to early summer

Purple : Amethyst Myst Heuchera [Coral Bells] (Heuchera) : with flower stems : part sun to full shade : blooms late spring to early summer

Coleus 'Kingswood Torch' is HOT!!

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