Perovskia a. 'Denim 'n Lace' Description
Grows wider than taller with a boatload of blooms on dense, compact habit!
Russian Sage is one of the most beautiful accent plants to have in the perennial garden. Not only is it the perfect answer for tough, hot dry sites, it needs little water to maintain its fresh good looks.
Denim 'n Lace is a new introduction with all the great features of regular perovskia. How it's different is it has lots blooms that are so full and bushy they smother the plant and it has a neat, tidy compact habit so it fits in smaller spaces. Grows 28" tall x 36" wide.
This semi-woody perennial has richly scented silver foliage (when crushed smell like sage!) Cool lavender-blue flowers spikes begin in mid-summer and bloom well into fall.
Good for challenging areas!
Excellent for beds in the middle of concrete as it can withstand some of the harshest and driest conditions.
Russian sage is easy to grow in average, well drained soil. It prefers light, somewhat dry soil. Tolerant of heat, drought, humidity and wind, it does best in a sunny spot. No need to deadhead, plant continue to blooms.
The show begins in mid-summer, when scented, soft gray, narrow stems are covered with masses of sky-blue florets that go on for weeks. These gorgeous blooms make long lasting cut flowers.
Russian sage combines well with coarse-foliage flowers, such as coneflowers, phlox and Knock Out roses.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Long blooming
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- Botanical name:
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Denim 'n Lace'
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28" X 34"
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Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen
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- Patent #:PP28,445
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Soil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Sharp soil drainage is especially important. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils.
Light: Full sun -- Best flowering occurs in full sun locations. Stems are more likely to flop if plants are grown in part shade.
Water: Dry to medium -- Water regularly until established. Plants have good drought tolerance.
Spacing: 2 - 4 ft.
Fertilizing: Feed with a general purpose, slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Can leave foliage standing in winter.
Maintenance & pruning: Cut back plants almost to the ground in late winter to early spring as soon as new growth appears. Plants have deep tap roots, and don't like to be moved once established.
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