Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus)
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Annual (usually grown as an annual near you)
Buy Persian Shield
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 10 4" pots Greenhouse $44.25 Likely available
5/30 - 6/2
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7
Tray of 6 #1 gallons Greenhouse $58.50 Likely available
5/30 - 6/2
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7

Available June 7
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 10 4" pots Greenhouse $44.25 Available for Pre-Order
5/30 - 6/2
Estimated Arrival Jun 7
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
5/30 - 6/2
Estimated Arrival Jun 7
Tray of 6 #1 gallons Greenhouse $58.50 Available for Pre-Order
5/30 - 6/2
Estimated Arrival Jun 7

Plant Data

Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Deciduous, Grown For Attractive Foliage
Foliage Color

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Potential Substitutions
Alternanthera 'Plum Dandy'
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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!

Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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