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.
Specimen or group for late color in beds and borders. Excellent when massed.
Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Cut back in Spring before new growth appears.