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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'

I love picking this with its brilliant electric blue flowers for much of summer and autumn.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

1 x 2 litre pot

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Details:

Type
Shrub
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
atriplicifolia
Common name
Russian Sage
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
75cm (30in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

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.