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Perovskia atripicifolia
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Plant Type: Perennials

Airy spikes of lavender-blue flowers top strong stems with small, finely dissected, silvery-green leaves. Its loose, open habit makes this perennial an effective filler in the back of the border.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

The ideal plant for hot, dry climates! Russian Sage is classified as a subshrub or woody perennial. It performs very well in full sun and any well-drained soil. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal, and few pests bother this plant. If pruning is necessary, do so in Spring when new growth appears. Prune back to just above the lowest bud.

Flower Color

Lavendar blue

Foliage Color

Silvery-green

Plant Spread

20-30 in.

Good Companions

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Hyssop-Anise (Agastache ), Mallow-Tree (Malva sylvestris mauritiana), Monkshood-Azure (Aconitum fischeri), Starflowers (Boltonia asteroides)

Plant Height

36-48 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Drought Tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Salt Tolerant, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Dried Flower, Border, Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests