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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Peek-a-Blue'

Russian Sage

Plant Type: Perennial
FULL Sun

Though we love Perovskia ‘Little Spire’ for its compact habit, it grows a bit tall for some who are looking for a shorter selection that works well in smaller urban gardens. We’ve been working for several years on developing a new Perovskia to fit that niche and now we have it!

Introducing ‘Peek-a-Blue’, a short selection of P. atriplicifolia with a compact habit and attractive, finely dissected foliage. Very lacy, silvery green leaves line the silvery stems topped with lavender blue flowers from midsummer into early fall.

The plants measure just over 2’ tall when they are in full bloom. In the landscape, they peek out between shorter plants in the front of the border and taller plants in the back.


Height

24-28"

Spread

20-28"

Landscape Application:

Specimen or group for late color in beds and borders. Excellent when massed.

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Peek-a-Blue' Plant Care:

Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Cut back in Spring before new growth appears.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Russian Sage Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Fragrant
Nature Attraction
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Russian Sage Additional Information

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