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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage (Azure Sage)

The fragrant, gray-green leaves support spikes of tiny, tubular flowers of lavender-blue on branched, tiered panicles.

  • »  Tiny, tubular, violet-blue flowers
  • »  Flowers form on branched, tiered panicles
  • »  Heavily dissected, silver-gray foliage
  • »  Shrub-like perennial with a loose, informal habit
  • »  Aromatic foliage
  • »  Bloom Time: August to October
  • »  Flower Height: 130 cm
  • »  Foliage Height: 95 cm

1gal
$19.25
  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:85-95 cm
  • Spread:80-90 cm
  • Bloom Color: Violet
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Medium
Critter
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
Habit
Clumping
Foliage Color
Gray
Silver
Landscape uses
Foundation planting
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia is drought tolerant and dislikes winter wetness, growing best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. In the fall, spent, flower spikes can be pruned off for a tidier appearance. Note: Perovskia should not be pruned too far back until new growth emerges in the spring, and once the new growth appears, prune back to no lower than 30 cm.