The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. CanadaJuly 2, 2012

I've been looking for this plant forever, anyone know of an online source where I might buy one or anyone growing it and willing to share a cutting or two?

Annette

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Oh well it was worth a try :).

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 11:05AM
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greylady_gardener

I have been looking also and no luck! Why is it so difficult to find here in Canada? I have seen pics on other sites of this plant in people's gardens, but always in the States. :-(

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 11:07PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Frustrating isn't it, a couple of weeks ago I checked out a little garden center not far from me and wouldn't you know, they usually carry it but this year they couldn't find anyone growing it. Hopefully next year they'll be able to get it, fingers crossed.

Annette

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 1:34AM
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signet_gw

I found it after the plant swap last year at Lowe's I believe. It didnt overwinter though so cant share a cutting , sorry . I would check at your local Lowe's and see if you can find it there .

Signet

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 5:18PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Found it... I was over on the mainland on Monday at my favorite succulent nursery and they had Persian Shield on for half price, needless to say I bought more than one, took cuttings this morning and will take more later on, some should make it through the winter, fingers crossed.

Annette

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 2:45PM
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greylady_gardener

Good for you, Annette! :-) I wish you great success with your new plant.
Sure is a mystery to me why it isn't more widely available.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 7:20AM
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