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Perovskia atriplicifolia

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Description

The grayish green leaves of Perovskia are pungently scented, apparent when they are crushed or brushed against. The tall, clear blue flower spikes lend a cool, airy look to the garden. Cultivars such as 'Longin' and 'Blue Spire' and 'Blue Mist' are superior to seed grown plants. Cut plants back to 12 in. after the first hard frost. Drought tolerant; prune in early spring. This plant is resistant to damage by deer

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Mist'
  • 'Blue Spire'
  • 'Longin'
Tags:
#purple#fragrant#evergreen#sun#summer#blue#drought tolerant#perennial#green#shrub#gray#fragrant leaves#apvg#ncemgva2018#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Mist'
  • 'Blue Spire'
  • 'Longin'
Tags:
#purple#fragrant#evergreen#sun#summer#blue#drought tolerant#perennial#green#shrub#gray#fragrant leaves#apvg#ncemgva2018#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Perovskia
    Species:
    atriplicifolia
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Afghanistan to Tibet
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    9-12 in. panicles of violet-blue flowers that bloom in mid to late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Simple gray-green leaves, 1-2" long, with a strong fragrance.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stems have a whitish down
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought