Looking for a beautiful purple flower? Persian Shield has you covered

Greg Stevens

Norman Wintertime is a horticulturist. He is a former director of the Coastal Ga Botanical Gardens. Follow him on Facebook at Norman Wintertime “The Back garden Guy.” See additional columns by Norman at SavannahNow.com/way of life/household-backyard garden/.

Not too long ago I stumbled across a plant recipe known as “This is the Daily life.” Not only was it a selection of some of my favorite crops but it was also a wake-up simply call to an outdated favorite: the Persian Protect. 

Acknowledged botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus, it is indigenous to Burma and has 8-inch-extensive leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink with purple-maroon on the undersides. If those shades usually are not great ample, the foliage appears to be like as though it has a mild coat of silver electroplated to the leaf. 

Extra from Norman Winter season:Superbells Calibrachoas gave winter season the a person-two punch

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