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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 at 65-75°F in high light, keep slightly moist, allow to dry in between. Provide good air circulation to avoid disease. Once actively growing drop temperature to 60°F and fertilize. 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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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.