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Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lacey Blue' PP20,845

'Lacey Blue' has the largest flowers and shortest stems of all perovskia and silvery green foliage. Outstanding performer in the garden with a long bloom season.

Russian Sage is a perennial with an exceptionally long season of interest. This compact British introduction forms a bushy mound of fragrant grey-green leaves, bearing copious spikes of lavender-blue flowers from mid-summer on. Great for smaller gardens and terrific in mixed containers. Prune back to 6 inches in the spring. Drought tolerant, once established. Developed at Liss Forest Nursery in the UK. USPP#20845: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

18-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-75° F in high light to keep plants from stretching. Keep lightly moist to slightly dry, never wet and provide good air circulation to avoid disease. Once actively growing feed at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Pinch for well branched plants. Generally finish in 8-10 weeks.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water lightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in average to poor, but well-drained soil in full sun.

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