Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'

I love picking this with its brilliant electric blue flowers for much of summer and autumn. More
1 x 9cm plant 510385-1 £4.95 Delivery mid March
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New to Perch Hill in the nectar garden, I love picking this with its brilliant electric blue flowers for much of summer and autumn. The pollinators love it too.

Genus Perovskia atriplicifolia
Group/Species atriplicifolia
Variety Blue Spire
Type Deciduous Sub-shrub
Common Name Russian Sage
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Perovskias need good drainage and full sun, incorporate some grit into the soil when planting if your soil is heavy. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Cut back from mid-April to May leaving a framework of woody branches a few inches tall. This is a low-maintenance, drought tolerant plant once established. Perovskia can be propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings taken in July.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life The leaves are beautifully scented of sage and lavender. These have a vase life of about 5 days, when picked at the beginning of their flowering cycle.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire' reviews

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Reviewed 29th August 2019 by Susan

Plants are growing well and were delivered as specified

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Claire

Came late and have not achieved true potential.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Belinda

Took a long time to get here

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Felicity

Service is first class. Very high standard of plants.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Amanda

The plants looked healthy on arrival and were planted in a sunny well drained bed and were watered to establish. Two of the plants have survived but have not grown well and still look much the same as when they were planted. One has just 1 branch and is around 18 inches tall with a small flower, the other is much shorter but has 4 branches. I hope that next year they will be better. The third plant shrivelled and died a few weeks after planting.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Colleen

Lovely healthy plants and now they are coming into flower they are the most iridescent blue.
Great service

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carol

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Reviewed 14th June 2019 by Anne

Had to contact them over poor quality of one plant. A replacement was quickly sent. SRs plant are relatively expensive but up to now I thought it was worth it for the quality.however some salvias were distinctly under sized compared to those I bought locally at less than half the price. Not sure she’s keeping an eye on her supply chain .

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Adelle

These were planted in a dry, sunny border. They were ok, I think they struggled a bit with the intense heat. Hopefully they will do better next year once they have established.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Julia

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Suzy

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Elizabeth

Doing really well in the new long border. We are loving the feathery texture and long flowering period - still continuing.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Lesley

Great service. Plants arrived carefully packed. Have grown on since planting, even with this years drought, and flowered well. Looking forward to even more flowers next year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Carol

As with most new plants I have purchased this year the growth has been very slow, I put this down to the extreme heat. I hope I can keep them through the winter and do better next year.