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Little Spire Russian Sage
Aromatic Foliage and Airy Late-Season Blooms!

Little Spire Russian Sage

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Superb drought tolerance!

A compact Perovskia, it won't flop in the summer heat!
Plant Patent #11,643. Tall, airy bloomspikes and richly aromatic gray foliage combine to make 'Little Spire' one of the most appealing perennials for the patio, perennial border, or accent planting! Very drought-tolerant and refusing to flop in the summer heat (as taller varieties sometimes do), this is a well-mannered little plant that adds valuable soft color to any display!

The long, slender stems filled with lavender flowers arise over many weeks (3 to 4 months isn't unheard of!), creating a vertical swathe of color that combines well with the reds, oranges, and yellows of summer perennials. Be sure to plant 'Little Spire' where you will brush past it while going through the garden -- the scent of the leaves is released by touch!

Just 24 inches tall and 20 to 24 inches wide, 'Little Spire's unusual foliage color and cool lavender-blue blooms add a soothing note to the sunny midsummer garden. It is superb in hot, humid areas if given good drainage around the crown, and quite drought-tolerant once established in the garden. Zones 4-9.

Genus Perovskia
Species atriplicifolia
Variety 'Little Spire'
ppaf PP#11,643
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 18 in - 24 in
PlantWidth 24 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Blue, Lavender
Foliage Color Gray
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Border, Containers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Gorgeous color
DD from RI wrote (August 09, 2012):
Goes well with sedum. Give garden a different texture and interest
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