Little Spire Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

SKU
1059
Slightly smaller plants produce the same extravagant spikes of lavender blue flowers. Open and upright bushy habit bears fine, deeply serrated, light green aromatic foliage. Flowers very early in the season and will bloom again in late fall in mild climates. Perfect choice for mixing with dryland perennials and western natives in sunny rock gardens and well drained slopes. Soft coloring is also suited to more traditional perennial borders. Essential in wild or xeriscape compositions. Semi-woody perennial. Full sun. Moderate growing to 2 ft. tall and wide.
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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 2 ft. tall, spreading wider.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Design IdeasA super shrubby more cold hardy perennial for gardens incorporating Mediterranean style as well as more traditional hardy perennials. 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 AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureCompact and Colorful

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.

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