Perovskia Little Spires
Little Spires Russian Sage
Details36" tall x 24-36" wide.(cutting propagated). Aptly named, 'Little Spires' is a semi-dwarf version of Russian Sage that is useful in the waterwise landscape with its compact, upright form. Having a narrow profile, 'Little Spires' is an excellent choice for smaller spaces. The plant has a smoky blue flower and blooms from mid-summer to fall frost.
|Common Name||Little Spires Russian Sage|
|Botanical Name||Perovskia Little Spires|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||36" tall|
|Mature Spread||18-24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips for Growing Perovskia (Russian Sage)
Russian sage’s enormous popularity is no doubt due to its ability to thrive in dry, tough conditions. It blooms all summer and grows successfully in any soil, from clay to sand, as well as salty and highly alkaline ones. And if that weren’t reason enough to plant it, Perovskia is extremely resistant to browsing deer, rabbits and even elk.
Russian sage is a low care plant that looks its best when cut back hard (leaving 6 to 12” of stem above ground) in mid-spring. This keeps the plant more compact and encourages more vigorous blooming. This shrub has a tendency to spread by suckering, so it’s advisable to dig up the suckers in early spring to keep the plant within bounds. When used to cover large areas, don’t bother.
An application of Yum Yum Mix fertilizer in the fall is all that’s needed to keep the soil healthy and the plant happy.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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