Whether you live in the North or South, East or West or have sun or shade, you can grow Persian shield. This delightful tropical shrub has been embraced by gardeners everywhere for its amazing purple foliage that has a decidedly iridescent shine. Its unique color makes Persian shield a stunning specimen plant or a top pick for fun combinations in garden beds, borders, or containers. And because it's not particularly large (Persian shield usually tops out around 3 feet tall and wide), it fits just about anywhere. We love Persian shield in container gardens. The foliage is an amazing accent for purple flowers, but also looks good with most shades of blue, pink, and white. And you can create a striking contrast by pairing Persian shield with orange or yellow plants.