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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel'
This seed selection produces clouds of small lavender-blue flowers on sturdy stems in summer that do not break or split, outstanding late-season garden interest with aromatic, silvery foliage, Blue Steel needs no vernalization or overwintering to produce flowers.
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- This variety doesn’t need vernalization to flower
- Sturdy stems hold clouds of blue-purple flowers
- Great fall interest in the garden
Hardiness Zone:4 - 9
Russian Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips
Shrub-type perennial with erect woody stems and rather informal growth habit. Plants have attractive whitish stems with aromatic silver-green foliage. Exceptional long bloom time from mid-summer into fall. Cut back plants to 8-12" each spring to maintain good vigor.
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Steel' Characteristics
- Drought Tolerant
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs