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Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel'

This seed selection produces clouds of small lavender-blue flowers on sturdy stems.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

18-36 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

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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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.