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

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)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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