Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

1995 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year!
Airy spikes of lavender-blue flowers top strong stems with small, finely dissected, silvery-green leaves. Its loose, open habit makes this perennial an effective filler in the back of the border.
Height: 36 Inches
Spread: 20-30 Inches
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades to Silver/grey shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer, Late summer and Early fall
*Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.