PersianShield (Stobilanthes dyeranus) Strobilanthes is a genus of about 250 species of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, mostly native to tropical Asia and Madagascar, but with a few species extending north into temperate regions of Asia. Many species are cultivated for their 2-lipped, hooded flowers in shades of blue, pink, white and purple. Most are frost-tender and require protection in frost-prone areas.
Clematis: prefer roots in the ground and kept cool and well mulched. Tops like at least 6 hrs of sunlight. They climb by wrapping their leafe stems around something. Use fishing line or twine to give it something to hold onto when using a trellis.