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Persian Shield flowers

Posted by kcirone 5b-6a (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 13, 13 at 9:11

Hi there,

I picked up a Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) at an end of season sale yesterday. I've got it in a container and I'm really excited to have it! I've been reading up on its care, and I understand that it flowers in Winter. But mine clearly has lots of long flowers at it's the middle of July. Should I remove the long flowers now? I'm really new to garden plants.


This post was edited by kcirone on Sat, Jul 13, 13 at 22:17

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RE: Persian Shield flowers

I wouldn't remove them. They are a fairly rare novelty outside of the range of where this plant is hardy. This is my favorite purple plant, glad you're excited too!

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