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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
- 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 growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleDesign 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 InformationEasily grown in average to lean, fast-draining soils. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize in early spring and prune to within several inches above the ground to promote dense growth and heavy bloom.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.