‘Little Spire’ Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicofolia ‘Little Spire’ PP#11,643
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b
Add season-long blooms of ‘Little Spires’ Russian sage to your sunny perennial garden. Drought-tolerant, pest-free, and only 2 feet tall, ‘Little Spires’ makes a statement in smaller gardens or the front of full sun perennial borders. Mix with succulents and ornamental grasses like ‘Adiago’ miscanthus. Upright mass of aromatic, gray-green leaves topped by spikes of violet-blue flowers bloom all summer into the fall. It tolerates dry clay soils.
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‘Black and Blue’ Sage, Perennial Sage; Anise-Scented Sage
Perennials ... Seasonal Color
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 18 to 24 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   Fine-textured Foliage, Fine-textured Foliage, Easy to Grow
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Clay Soil, Heat Tolerant
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Waterwise, Rock
Flower features:    Long Flowering, Good for cut flowers
Clusters of lavender-blue, spike-like flowers that bloom in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Silver
Aromatic gray-green foliage
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Grouping, Rock Garden, Edging
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
‘Little Spire’ Russian Sage is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 18 to 24 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   3-4 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Full Sun
Watering:   Moderate   Waterwise
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Tolerates dry soil   Well-drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Most grasses add texture and interest to the fall and winter garden. Allow them to stay in place until late winter or early spring. Cut or mow back before new growth appears. If grass blades are sharp or difficult to handle, try wrapping the clump with cord, burlap, or newspaper before cutting back. Depending on the size of the clump, a chain saw may come in handy.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

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