CrazyBlue Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'CrazyBlue' PP #25,639
|Description||A compact and colorful, easy care perennial for use as an accent, border or mass planting. Violet-blue flower spikes arise from the lacy, gray-green aromatic foliage, adding an airy feel to the landscape. Hardy and heat tolerant, and sturdy, interlacing branches do not fall open in wind and rain. Deer and rabbit resistant. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Blooms||Late spring through summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 16 to 18 in. tall, 14 to 16 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Problems/Solutions||Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||Plant en masse to add a wonderful drift of color to the landscape. A delightful alternative to lavender in cottage gardens or along fence lines of pickets or iron. Shows well in traditional parterres or hedge-bound planters. Casual character is equally suited for wild gardens amidst rocky outcroppings or landscape boulders. Outstanding at edges of dry stream beds with wildflowers. Excellent container specimen in unglazed clay pots.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Bee Balm (Monarda); Milkweed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster)|
|Care||Easily 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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