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Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Item 6421

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USDA Zone:
4-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

Tall, airy, spike-like clusters create a lavender-blue cloud of color above the finely textured, aromatic foliage. This vigorous, hardy, heat-loving and drought tolerant plant resists deer and pests. A superb companion for perennials, succulents and ornamental grasses. Deciduous.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Rustic ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: Although it is from Russia, this lovely airy plant has the rangy character of Western sagebrush. Use it in dry landscapes with other desert plants or in gardens filled with natives. Very nice background in the cottage garden. A valuable plant for the Santa Fe style or even as a Mediterranean plant for that Tuscan garden of your dreams. Plant as singles, in clusters to intensify its presence, or in a linear mass for knot gardens or small divider hedges.

Easily grown in average to lean, fast-draining soils. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize in early spring and prune to within several inches above the ground to promote dense growth and heavy bloom.

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