Purple color is best in shade. Fades to silver in sun.
Persian Shield beside a Magnolia, Porterweed beginning to bloom in the
near view. A hummingbird nectaring on Porterweed the other day was
chased away by a big Swallowtail butterfly.
Closer view of Persian Shield next the Magnolia with a bit of
dwarf Lavender Pentas. Butterflies and I like tall Pentas, but these are
such a nice color that I keep them.
When a fern came up in the pot with this Strobilanthes I planted them out together.