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Common Perennials

Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
2 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
Foliage Color
Silver/White
 
Bloom Color
Blue
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Loose open plant with a strong upright growth habit. Silver gray foliage and blue flowers late in the season.

Culture

Well drained soil in a full sun location

Cultivars

'Blue Spire' 2-3 feet tall, compact, fragrant foliage, light blue flowers

'Little Sprite' 18-24 inches tall, compact, lavender flowers

Notes

Easy plant. Needs very well drained soil and is critical for survival. Seldom needs dividing. Drought tolerant.