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The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

Posted by aftermidnight Z8 V. Island B.C. (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 2, 12 at 13:51

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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RE: The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

Oh well it was worth a try :).


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RE: The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

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. :-(


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RE: The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

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


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RE: The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 17:18

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


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RE: The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

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


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RE: The elusive Persian Shield (Strobilantes dyeranius)

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.


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