Russian Sage

Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

Russian Sage - Perovskia  'Blue Spire'

Common Name: Russian Sage
Genus: Perovskia
Cultivar: 'Blue Spire'

Named after M.Perowsky, a former Governor of the Russian province of Ouenberg.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.30 m (130 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ has grey-green leaves that are finely cut, almost to the mid-rib. The leaves are fragrant (the common name is probably a reference to the Sage-like fragrance of the leaves) and only about 5cm long,
Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ has an upright habit, it has tall, almost white stems that are clothed with leaves on the bottom part of the plant. On the topmost 30-40cm section of the same stems many tiny, cylindrical blue-violet flowers are produced, each one has a prominent ‘lip’. The flowers are produced from mid-summer and into autumn.


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