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PEROVSKIA 'Little Spire'

Commonly known as compact Russian Sage

Silver-grey foliage and spikes of violet-blue flowers
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individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

  • Deciduous - ovate, dissected, silvery grey leaves to 5cm (2in) long
  • Blue - violet blue
  • Height - 50-75cm (20-30in)
  • Spread - 30-50cm (12-20in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - compact, upright, clump-forming subshrub
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - flower stems do not require support. For best impact plant in small groups. Wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - narrow spikes to 30cm (12in) or more
  • Tubular
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - aromatic when bruised
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - tolerates coastal, chalky or dry positions
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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Perovskia - Growing Guide
50-75cm (20-30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30-50cm (12-20in)
 

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