Russian sage ‘Little Spire’
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ (Russian sage) adds height and mass to the garden, while blooming violet flowers all summer long!
Russian sage is a woody-based perennial of the mint family and features finely dissected, aromatic, gray-green foliage on stiff, upright, square stems.
The cultivar ‘Little Spire’ is a compact Russian sage cultivar that typically grows to 2’ tall (species typically grows 3-4’). This sage is a perennial with an exceptionally long season of interest as it blooms from weeks from mid-summer to fall. Whorls of 2 lipped tubular, violet-blue flowers tiered in branched, terminal panicles appear over a long summer bloom. Silvery foliage can provide good winter interest in warm winter climates.
|Botanical Name||Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’|
|Common Name||Russian sage ‘Little Spire’|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 9|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Season(s) of interest||summer, fall, winter|
|Height and Spread||1.5-2ft x 1.5-2ft (45-60cm x 45-60cm)|
|Flower Color||Purple, Blue|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin. Perovskia atriplicifolia originates from Himalayas and W. China|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Southwest Light Plate, Northeast Light Plate, Extrusion Plaza|