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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian sage

Native to Himalayas & W China


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Fragrant silver leaves keep the animals at bay, while lavender blue flowers put on a show from mid summer into fall.  Thrives in full sun and dryer soils and are salt spray and air polution tolerant. Should be cut down in late winter to early spring to promote new growth.  


Height:

3-5 ft

Spread:

2-4 ft

Spacing:

3-4 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Bloom Color:

Lavender-Blue

Perovskia atriplicifolia Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Interesting Foliage
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Clay Soil
  • Reblooming
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Silver

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist