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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian sage

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  • Perovskia atriplicifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourBlue, purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage). This is a aromatic subshrub with finely toothed fragrant foliage. It will produce small light pink or blue 2-lipped blossoms on tall spires above the foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Afghanistan, Asia

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental, herb, fragrance, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It is fully hardy and is a vigorous specimen which is drought tolerant, heat tolerant and pest resistant. Grow in full sun with well drained soil. Prune in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or softwood cuttings.

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