Little Spire Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pe-ROF-ski-a a-tri-pli-si-FO-li-a|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading wider.|
|Bloom Time||Summer to Fall|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Compact 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10