Perovskia atriplicifolia
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Perovskia atriplicifolia

azure sage
silver sage
azure salvia

  family labiatae 
  genus perovskia 

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Genus  Perovskia Species  atriplicifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  azure sage   silver sage   azure salvia Family  LABIATAE Specimen number  S11916 Data source  HtZn p152;Frgnt p358;Xeri p286
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' - 5' Overall spread  2' - 3'
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist 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  The leaves of Perovskia atriplicifolia have a mild sweet fragrance. Silver sage (also known as azure sage and azure salvia) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this species is one that is loamy. It likes moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no 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. pleasant aroma Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Faintly sweet 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  Perovskia atriplicifolia is a native plant in the natural environment and probably originates from Himalayas and Afghanistan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Perovskia atriplicifolia is a perennial. Flowers: Silver sage (locally known in some parts as azure sage and azure salvia) has tubular, two lipped flower blossoms on tall stalks. Typically the blossoms are either lavender or blue.

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