• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pe-ROF-ski-a a-tri-pli-si-FO-li-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 24, 28 - 35, 37, 39
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.