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Strobilanthes dyerianus

Cone-head

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.7m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.7m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourGlossy purple green

Description

Strobilanthes dyerianus (Cone-head). This is a shrub bearing elliptic, toothed, dark green flushed purple leaves. The funnel-shaped, pale blue flowers appear in spikes in early autumn to late autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Persian shield

Origin

Burma

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are usually frost tender and prefer full sun to partial-shade with fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

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