Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'

Russian sage

  family labiatae 
  genus perovskia 

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Genus  Perovskia Species  atriplicifolia Variety  Cultivar  Blue Spire Common names  Russian sage Family  LABIATAE Specimen number  S11917 Data source  HtZn p152
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' - 4' Overall spread  2' - 3'
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire' can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Russian sage needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is loamy. This species likes full sun. It likes well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  aromatic leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire' is a perennial. Flowers: Russian sage has tubular, two lipped flower blossoms on tall stalks. Most often the blossoms occur in either violet or blue.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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