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PEROVSKIA atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
Commonly known as: Russian sage.
Dainty grey foliage, tall blue flowering spikes
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- Good to know - for best impact plant in small groups. Wildlife plant - insects.
- Pests & Diseases - none
- Place of Origin - garden origin.
- Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
- Height - 1.2m (4ft)
- Spread - 1m (3ft)
- Deciduous - lance-shaped, coarsely-toothed, lobed leaves 5-6cm (2-2½in) long.
- Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - clump-forming perennial. Produces flowers in narrow spikes to 30cm (12in) or more.
- Full Sun
- Scented foliage - aromatic when crushed. Scents of sage and lavender.
- well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - they will also survive in coastal, chalky and dry positions
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