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.
|Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’
|Russian sage ‘Little Spire’
|5 thru 9
|Season(s) of interest
|summer, fall, winter
|Height and Spread
|1.5-2ft x 1.5-2ft (45-60cm x 45-60cm)
|Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
|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