Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyeranus). Shimmering purple foliage with deep purplish-green veins on a vigorous sprawling perennial. A striking shade loving plant excellent for mixed containers. Reliably root hardy in zone 8B.    Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade, AM sun    Average Mature Plant Size: 4-5'H x 5'W

Shimmering purple foliage with deep purplish-green veins on a vigorous sprawling perennial. A striking shade loving plant excellent for mixed containers. Reliably root hardy in zone Outdoor Light: Light shade, P

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyeranus)  | Plant some of these beauties for great garden color, even in shade

19 Colorful Plants for Shade Gardens

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyeranus) | Plant some of these beauties for great garden color, even in shade

Persian Shield- gorgeous colors in shade especially; cut leaf, put in water to get roots, and poke in ground for more plants!  One of my favorite.

Persian Shield Plant- gorgeous colors in shade especially; cut leaf, put in water to get roots, and poke in ground for more plants! One of my favorite.

clematis "the president". Clematis is one of my favourite plants - especially the vivid purple varieties. I love the tendrils.

clematis "the president". Clematis is one of my favourite plants - especially the vivid purple varieties. I love the tendrils.

Persian Shield, so irridescent aqua green and vivid purple. Sadly, an semi-tropical and thus an annual for us but beautiful in the shade garden.

стробилантес, Persian Shield, so irridescent aqua green and vivid purple. Sadly, an semi-tropical and thus an annual for us but beautiful in the shade garden.

Love this stuff!  And it's really hard to kill!! Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts (Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart') has a very fast sprawling growth rate and is great for flower beds and groundcover! I have this in my flower beds and it is so pretty, grows fast and roots easily!

This beauty is another variety of coleus.  Sun-tolerant coleus with patterned veins is easy to grow. It is an annual foliage plant that thrives in warm weather with moist soil conditions. You also can plant it in container gardens or landscape beds for season-long color. Most varieties can be grown in sun or shade, but often develop more intense coloration in bright light.

This beauty is another variety of coleus. Sun-tolerant coleus with patterned veins is easy to grow. It is an annual foliage plant that thrives in warm weather with moist soil conditions.

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A member of the mint family, Russian sage produces tiny, purple flowers and silvery-green foliage from midsummer into fall, even in dry conditions.

Purple Shamrock Plant (Oxalis regnellii 'Francis') - Indoor and Windowsill Plants - Indoor

If Only I Had a Green Thumb: Purple Shamrock Plant (Oxalis regnellii 'Francis') Bright purple, triangular-shaped leaves and pink blossoms. Grow in moist soil in bright, indirect light.

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