Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’

Dwarf Russian Sage
USDA Zone: 4-9
Russian Sage is a perennial with an exceptionally long season of interest. It forms a bushy upright clump of fragrant grey-green leaves, bearing copious spikes of lavender-blue flowers from mid-summer on. This is a compact selection, better suited to the smaller garden or for the front of the border than the taller forms. Excellent for hot, sunny sites, in the garden or in tubs. Prune plants back no harder than 4 to 6 inches, in early spring. Drought tolerant, once established. Prune in spring to no lower than 6 inches. USPP#11643, CPBR#1437: unlicensed propagation prohibited.
Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Dry

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Deep Blue

Blooming Time   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall

Foliage Color   Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Border
Containers    Cut Flower
Deer Resistant    Drought Tolerant
Rabbit Resistant    Fragrant
Massed

Flower Head Size   Medium

Height    23-29 inches

Spread    18-23 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium