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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Also called Azure Sage


Perovskia atriplicifolia - Russian Sage - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Perovskia atriplicifolia

  • Tiny, tubular, violet-blue flowers
  • Flowers form on branched, tiered panicles
  • Heavily dissected, silver-gray foliage
  • Shrub-like perennial with a loose, informal habit
  • Aromatic foliage
  • Bloom Time: August to October
  • Flower Height: 130 cm
  • Foliage Height: 95 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

85-95 cm

Spread:

80-90 cm

Colour:

Violet

Russian Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips

Perovskia is drought tolerant and dislikes winter wetness, growing best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. In the fall, spent, flower spikes can be pruned off for a tidier appearance. Note: Perovskia should not be pruned too far back until new growth emerges in the spring, and once the new growth appears, prune back to no lower than 30 cm. 

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Perovskia atriplicifolia Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Gray
Silver

Landscape uses

Foundation planting