Blue Steel Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pe-ROF-ski-a a-tri-pli-si-FO-li-a|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 1 to 3 ft. tall, 1½ to 2 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Plant in sunny spots to add cooling blue hues to a hot summer garden. The lacy foliage and flowers make this a superb companion for larger flowering perennials, bold textured succulents and ornamental grasses.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
Easy to grow in average, fast draining soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; less frequently, once established. Fertilize monthly during growing season.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9