Printed at Bohn's Farm,


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Peek-a-Blue'

Russian Sage

Plant Type: Perennial
Exposure: Sun Tolerant  

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.





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.

Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Nature Attraction
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Printed at
© Copyright 2020 Bohn's Farm and Greenhouses, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
1656 Pleasant Ridge Rd. · Maryville, IL 62062-6422 · Tel.: (618)345-8796