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

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'

A great choice for poor, dry soil.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Beautiful grey-green aromatic foliage with the refreshing scent of sage.
  • Masses of violet-blue flowers on tall spires in summer and autumn attracting bees and butterflies.
  • Perfect for dry, poor soils and drought tolerant – a good choice for coastal or gravel gardens.
  • Almost maintenance free, just cut back once a year.
  • Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant. Reaching a height of 1.2m (4ft).
3 x 9cm Pot - Item: 560949
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Product Description

Commonly know as Russian Sage, Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ is an upright deciduous shrub with deeply cut grey-green aromatic foliage and striking flower spikes.

Named after its sage-like fragrance, the scent is wonderfully fresh, and released when the foliage is brushed past or crushed, so this is a great plant for lining a path. From July until autumn tall silvery spires appear, covered in masses of tiny violet-blue tubular flowers. Recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', they are a favourite with butterflies and bees and other beneficial insects.

Perovskia loves to grow in full sun and prefers quite poor, well drained soil that’s moderately fertile, so it’s well suited to growing in dry gravel gardens and coastal locations, where it will cope well with salty air and drying breezes.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out, reaching a height of 1.2m (4ft) and spread of 1m (3ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 560949 supplied as:

Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out, reaching a height of 1.2m (4ft) and spread of 1m (3ft).

Plant Information

Top Tips

Cut back to a woody framework 15cm (6in) tall in March.

Care Guide

  • Perovskias prefer to grow in full sun in well drained, poor soil that’s only moderately fertile.
  • To plant, firstly water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out some of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed.
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well before adding a mulch around the base of the plant.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
120cm
100cm
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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
3 x 9cm Pot
Item: 560949
RRP £29.97
Deal Price £14.99
Save: £14.98 - 49%