Sunday, July 31, 2005

Name that plant

So I did:

Persian Shield
Persian Shield
Persian Shield
Persian Shield
Persian Shield
Persian Shield
Persian Shield
Persian Shield
Persian Shield
and so on...

This was undoubtedly the winner of the most-admired plant sweepstakes. EVERYONE coming through the yard asked about it; I was surprised, because I thought by this time it would be more widely available. It is beautiful. I order mine from Select Seeds, but I also think you should be able to buy it from Lockwoods, Mischler’s, Menne’s or any of the better nurseries early in the season.

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus)
Not that the picture does it justice.

1 comment:

Annie in Austin said...

While strolling through your archives, I hit this post and just cracked up - when Persian Shield is looking good, it is the most asked for name in my garden, too.

Or it was last year... this year all my friends bought their own plants.

This is such a fun site.

Annie