Need some fresh ideas on drought-tolerant choices for your #perennial #gardens? Why, of course, it's in today's post! With these drought conditions and warm April temps, now is the time to consider what plants stand up to the occasion! Don't wait for water bans.
Persian Shield is known botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus. It is native to Burma and has 8-inch-long leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink, with purple-maroon on the undersides. If those colors aren't awesome enough, the foliage looks like it has a light coat of silver electroplated to it. Although newly in fashion. the plant has been used in gardens since Victorian times.