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Strobilanthes – Persian Shield

Garden Height
18 - 36
Spacing
18 - 24
Spread
18 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Consumer Comment:
I purchased the "Persian Shield", among other plants, for my 86 year old Aunt's large containers. We absolutely loved this particular plant -- it grew and grew and had beautiful leaves. She loved it. H. Lemasters, West Virginia

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Consumer Comment:
I purchased the "Persian Shield", among other plants, for my 86 year old Aunt's large containers. We absolutely loved this particular plant -- it grew and grew and had beautiful leaves. She loved it. H. Lemasters, West Virginia

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Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

easy care

Uses Notes

Use in containers, landscapes and combinations

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 12-14

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch once, one week after liner planting. Second pinch optional. Cycocel, B-Nine and Bonzi are effective to control plant growth.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.