Russian Sage 'Little Spire' is a beautiful woody perennial with unique grayish-green aromatic foliage.
Planting Russian Sage softens corners and other harsh areas. A great substitute for lavender with the small tubular lavender blue flowers that appear on the spires in late summer through fall on sage. I've paired my Little Spire Russian Sage with Pineapple Sage, Angelina Sedum, Salvia and Lavender Plants.
The flowers on the Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' make excellent cut or dried flower arrangements. This compact fragrant perennial is an improved dwarf plant selection that stays compact and does not flop over. It is an overall excellent perennial that is drought tolerant and virtually maintenance free. This sage has fragrant flowers and foliage, and can be used for butterfly gardens, container, or mass plantings. An excellent substitute for Lavender plants in colder climates.
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' PP#11,643
Long spikes of silvery-blue flowers accent its complimentary silver-gray spicy foliage of the Russian Sage Little Spire Plant. Flowers almost two months from the summer into the fall. Shrub size semi-woody perennial plants for full sun. Russian Sage should not be cut back further than 12 inches after frost in the fall, leaving some stem buds for next year's growth. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant, good for hot dry spots, Avoid too moist (wet feet), also dries easily
Tips for growing Russian Sage Little Spire:
The ideal plant for hot, dry climates! Russian Sage is classified as a subshrub or woody perennial. It performs very well in full sun and any well-drained soil. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal, and few pests bother this plant. If pruning is necessary, do so in Spring when new growth appears. Prune back to just above the lowest bud.
Russian Sage 'Little Spire' ships in 3.5 inch pots - 1 Plant
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.
- Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Dry, Well Drained
- Bloom Season: Summer, Autumn
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Mature Height: 1 - 2ft
- Growth Rate: Fast-Growing
- Planting Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.
Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.
This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.