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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’

Russian sage

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.75m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourPurple blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’ (Russian sage). Aromatic, grey-green, deeply cut leaves are borne with abundant panicles of purple-blue flowers in late summer to mid autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental, herb, fragrance, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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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