Blue Steel Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel'

SKU
31906
Aromatic, silvery foliage carries clouds of airy, lavender-blue flowers on strong silver stems. Great backdrop plant for borders and mixed containers, adding cool color to garden through late summer. Performs even in heat and drought. Adored by butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationpe-ROF-ski-a a-tri-pli-si-FO-li-a
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 3 ft. tall, 1½ to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce 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

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