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Gayle
I love this article. I think I will try Persian Shield as I love purple. I’m in zone 6 so it will probably be an annual. Thanks for the article.
   
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Lisa B.

I'm in NC. Maybe it would survive the winters, but I always bring it inside in late fall. One thing I have to mention, though, is that the article is wrong that it loves full sun. It will do fine, but then you'll get silver green foliage. The beautiful purple leaves only come when the plant is in dappled shade.

   
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Lisa B.

I raised my eyebrows over the caution that hostas are toxic to pets. I suppose that may be, and deer are not pets, anyway, but they have noooo problem with my hostas! I believe hostas are their special treat. >:/

   
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