Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel' - Russian Sage (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel'

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel' produces clouds of airy, lavender-blue flowers on sturdy silver stems in summer that do not break or split. Great backdrop plant adding cool color to garden through late summer. Performs even in heat and drought. Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Russian Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Shrub-like perennial with upright sturdy stems and rather informal growth habit. Full sun, drought tolerant, blooms all summer long!

Height:

24-36 in

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Spread:

18-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Cut Flower
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Silver
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Maiden Grass Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Uptick™ Yellow & Red')
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