Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

Russian sage ( syn. Salvia Blue Spire )

Eventual height & spread

Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

Russian sage ( syn. Salvia Blue Spire )

  • 2 litre pot
  • £14.39 £17.99
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  • 9cm pot
  • £4.79 £5.99
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  • 3 × 9cm pots
  • £12.00 £15.00
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  • 6 × 9cm pots
  • £19.99 £24.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, poor to moderately fertile
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    With its aromatic leaves and upright spikes of violet-blue flowers, Russian sage makes a wonderful companion to all kinds of late-summer ornamental grasses and perennials. In August and September, tiny, violet-blue, tubular flowers appear on silver-grey spikes above the main framework of the plant, among deeply-cut and lobed, grey-green leaves. This deciduous sub-shrub makes a real impact planted en masse alongside a path, where the sage-like fragrance of its leaves can be appreciated, or try it alongside other silver-leaved plants, or in swathes in a sunny border. One of our recommended plants, it copes well with dry, chalky soil and salt-laden air.

  • Garden care: As this shrub has a tendency to flop a little, in March cut back to the permanent framework of the shrub to promote bushier growth. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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