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Lacey Blue Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lisslitt' PP #20,845

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08478
This hardy, heat and drought tolerant selection has an improved, sturdy, compact form that does not flop over in the landscape! Lavender-blue flower sprays enhance its aromatic, deer resistant foliage. A colorful, easy care choice for an accent, border or mass planting. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpe-ROF-ski-a a-tri-pli-si-FO-li-a
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading 24 to 26 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Early Fall
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Aster (Aster); Potentilla (Potentilla); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Bee Balm (Monarda)

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: 4-10

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