Perovskia atriplicifoliaItem #6421 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Tall, airy, spike-like clusters create a lavender-blue cloud of color above the finely textured aromatic foliage. This vigorous, hardy, heat-loving and drought tolerant plant resists deer and pests. A superb companion for perennials, succulents and ornamental grasses. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:pe-ROF-ski-a a-tri-pli-si-FO-li-aPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:3 - 24, 28 - 35, 37, 39Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasAlthough it is from Russia, this lovely airy plant has the rangy character of Western sagebrush. Use it in dry landscapes with other desert plants or in gardens filled with natives. Very nice background in the cottage garden. A valuable plant for the Santa Fe style or even as a Mediterranean plant for that Tuscan garden of your dreams. Plant as singles, in clusters to intensify its presence, or in a linear mass for knot gardens or small divider hedges.Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Milkweed (Asclepias); Bee Balm (Monarda); Aster (Aster)
- CareCare InformationEasy to grow in average, fast draining soil. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.