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Strobilanthus deyerianus
Persian shield   Acanthaceae
 

Strobilanthus deyerianus, Persian shield

 

Strobilanthus deyerianus, Persian shield

 

Strobilanthus deyerianus, Persian shield

This evergreen soft-stemmed shrub grows to 4 ft (1.2 m) high with lance-shaped, toothed leaves up to 6 in (15 cm) long, purple underneath and green-purple above.
The flowers are funnel-shaped and pale blue to 1 1/4 in (30 mm) long.
It comes from Burma.
Flowering colors: Blue
Cultivation: These species prefer full sun to part-shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.

 

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