Perovskia are hardy perennial sub-shrubs that reach a height of 90 cm to 1.2 metres (3 to 4 feet).
Perovskia carries attractive toothed leaves of grayish green or silver.
They bloom towards the end of summer and carry spike like flowers of azure, blue or purple.
Some common names for Perovskia include Russian Sage and Azure Sage.
Perovskia by Wallygrom.
It is best to grow Russian sage from cuttings, or from plants bought at a garden center.
If growing from cuttings, take the cuttings in spring or early summer and plant them in pots under glass.
Allow to grow in the pots until the autumn then plant the young Russian Sage plants about 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 feet) apart.
Locate in a well drained sunny part of the garden.
Russian Sage and other Perovskia plants that are purchased from a nursery or garden center can be planted in autumn or spring.
Once established the Perovskia plants should be cut back to ground level at the beginning of spring.
The Perovskia plant genus contains seven species of perennial shrubs.
Yes, Perovskia or Russian sage is valued in landscaping for its silvery foliage and spires of blue flowers. It is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.
The species Perovskia atriplicifolia, commonly known as Russian sage, is popular among gardeners for its aromatic leaves and blue flowers.
Yes, Perovskia plants have a strong, aromatic scent, particularly when the leaves are crushed.
Perovskia thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, tolerating drought and poor soil conditions.
Currently, Perovskia is not considered invasive in the USA.
To remove Perovskia, prune the plant to the ground and dig out the root system.
Perovskia plants, commonly known as Russian sage, is a genus in the Lamiaceae family. These hardy perennial subshrubs are admired for their silvery foliage and beautiful spires of blue flowers, which add unique color and texture to the landscape.
Perovskia plants prefer a location with full sun and well-drained soil. Planting is usually done in spring or autumn. They are drought-tolerant once established, making them an excellent choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, or borders in sunny, dry locations.