Perovskia Blue Steel (Russian Sage)

Perovskia (Russian Sage)  per-OFF-skee-uh

Blue Steel:  Blue Steel Russian Sage is an upright growing, 18-36 in. tall perennial with fragrant gray-green foliage, topped with blue summer flowers the first year. Growth is more restrained than other Russian sage. Blue Steel Russian sage is an ideal choice for containers or the landscape. Plants are both heat and drought tolerant and are winter hardy to zone 4.

Full Sun

Height: 24-36″/Spread: 24-36″

Summer – Fall

Size Available: 1 Gallon

Description

Perovskia (Russian Sage)  per-OFF-skee-uh

Russian sage is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant sub-shrub often grown as a perennial. Extremely tolerant of dry conditions, it is a great choice for xeriscaping. It’s long blooming period is valued by those who seek a flower bed that remains in bloom throughout the growing season. Russian sage is found in Asia in the mountains of Tibet and Afghanistan. This bush produces panicles of small, bluish-lavender flowers throughout the summer and into fall. Not to be outdone by it’s flowers, the plant’s stems and foliage make a strong statement of their own, perhaps even outstripping the floral display as the chief reason to grow the bush, A graceful perennial with silver stems (so chalky in appearance they sometimes seem to be white) and feathery, silvery leaves, Russian sage plants can reach a height of four to five feet with a spread of three feet or greater if you do not prune them annually.