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’
Family Lamiaceae
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

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