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Perovskia 'Little Spire'
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Plant Type: Perennials

'Little Spire' was selected for its relatively short, upright habit which prevents the leaning that is typical of the species. Small, narrow, gray-green leaves compliment the lavender-blue flowers. This cultivar has a wonderfully long blooming period beginning in late summer and continuing well into the fall.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

The ideal plant for hot, dry climates! Russian Sage is classified as a sun shrub 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

Grey green

Plant Spread

12-18 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

25 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Average to low water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

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

Bloom Time

Late summer until fall

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Deer resistant

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests