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PEROVSKIA 'Silvery Blue'

Commonly known as Russian Sage

Attractive upright blue-grey foliage with blue flowers above
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - deeply cut and lobed leaves to 5cm (2in) long
  • Blue
  • Height - 50cm (20in)
  • Spread - 75cm (30in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright 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 - - plant in clumps to emphasize the metallic sheen of the stems and foliage
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin. Liss Forest Nursery, Hants
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - tall panicles to 30cm (12in) long
  • Tubular
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Blue -
  • 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

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