In summer the bright leaves of the Persian Shield plant (Strobilanthes dyerianus) are so unusual it is hard to believe they are natural.
It produces 4- to 7-inch (10 to 18 cm.) long, slender leaves tipped with a point. They are slightly serrated and have deep green veins with purple to silver on the entire surface of the leaf.
In summer we move these into the garden where they produce large mounds of purple foliage.