Russian sage 'Blue Spire'

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Perovskia atriplicifolia which is commonly known as Russian sage is an elegant addition to any garden. This plant has slender branches and many small flowers which are blue or lavender in colour. The leaves are fragrant and silvery-grey. Russian sage should be planted in full sunlight and can grow in chalky and moderately fertile soil that has good drainage. Russian sage can be planted in partial shade but may flop through lack of exposure to full sunlight. This plant is a stunning ornamental that looks great in borders and along pathways and is also a beautiful option for coastal garden designs.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.2
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey-green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • City
  • Mediterranean garden
Garden spaces
  • Ground cover
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Perovskia atriplicifolia which is commonly known as Russian sage is an elegant addition to any garden. This plant has slender branches and many small flowers which are blue or lavender in colour. The leaves are fragrant and silvery-grey. Russian sage should be planted in full sunlight and can grow in chalky and moderately fertile soil that has good drainage. Russian sage can be planted in partial shade but may flop through lack of exposure to full sunlight. This plant is a stunning ornamental that looks great in borders and along pathways and is also a beautiful option for coastal garden designs.