Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' PP11,643

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Russian Sage

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Deeply cut, aromatic, silver foliage is very ornamental before bursting into bloom in late summer.
This variety is slightly more compact and has a more upright presence than the species.

Height

24-36 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Give Perovskia plenty of room! It is one of those perennials that is almost a woody plant, but can die back to the ground in the Midwest. Prune early in the season to encourage a more compact growth.

When to Divide

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Good Companions

New York Aster (Aster novi-belgii), Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia ), Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Ozark Sundrops (Oenothera missouriensis), Little Blue Stem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Moor Grass (Molina caerulea), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ), Violet Pinwheels Phlox (Phlox ), Stonecrop (Sedum spectabilis), Coneflower (Echinacea Butterflies™)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Culinary
Fragrant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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