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Such a vibrant color, love this. Persian shield. 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.

Such a vibrant color, love this. Persian shield. 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.

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. 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.

Hot-pink leaves with ruffled, variegated borders edged with a thin line of light green make Solenostemon ‘Pink Chaos’ look like an explosion of neon paisley. Grows 6 to 18 inches tall. Can be perennial in Zones 10 to 11, but elsewhere is an annual. Available from Garden Crossings, Proven Winners, and Sunny Borders Nurseries.

Hot-pink leaves with ruffled, variegated borders edged with a thin line of light green make Solenostemon ‘Pink Chaos’ look like an explosion of neon paisley. Grows 6 to 18 inches tall. Can be perennial in Zones 10 to 11, but elsewhere is an annual. Available from Garden Crossings, Proven Winners, and Sunny Borders Nurseries.

Purple smoke bush is often used as a garden specimen due to the purple-pink plumes and the purple leaves on some cultivars. It is highly drought tolerant. Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones 4-9. Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of 12-15' tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Purple smoke bush is often used as a garden specimen due to the purple-pink plumes and the purple leaves on some cultivars. It is highly drought tolerant. Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones 4-9. Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of 12-15' tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Hosta ‘Whirl Wind’ in full shade. A very beautiful hosta. by luella

Hosta ‘Whirl Wind’ in full shade. A very beautiful hosta. by luella

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