perovskia atriplicifolia (russian sage)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • tiny, tubular, violet-blue flowers
  • flowers form on branched, tiered panicles
  • heavily dissected, silver-gray foliage
  • shrub-like perennial with a loose, informal habit
  • aromatic foliage
  • bloom time: august to october
  • zone 5
  • height 85-95cm
  • spread 80-90cm 
  • colour violet
  • perovskia is drought tolerant and dislikes winter wetness, growing best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun
  • in the fall, spent, flower spikes can be pruned off for a tidier appearance
  • note: perovskia should not be pruned too far back until new growth emerges in the spring, and once the new growth appears, prune back to no lower than 30cm
  • full sun
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • deer resistant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • fragrant
  • long blooming