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Lacy Blue Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacey Blue) is a true dwarf cultivar discovered in an English garden and just recently introduced to the US. Its smaller size makes it very useful when space is an issue and a smaller version of Russian Sage is required. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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.
More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Russian Sage plants: Russian Sage: A Garden Marvel In Blue, A Bad Rap: Garden Plants That Are Misunderstood and Long Blooming Perennials.
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Too tiny to be able to appreciate
By Mountain Fairy
from Salt Lake City, UT
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:
I ordered one of these here. Later, I bought the same one locally. The one I bought on High Country Gardens never grew taller than 1/5th the size of the other plant. The plant was so small upon arrival that the one flower stalk it produced was barely visible from 4 steps away. The other plant produced numerous flower stalks and thrived. In fairness, this is one of the only plants of 15 I ordered last May that seems to have survived winter, so I hope it will thrive in year 2, but the plant is only sprouting back from the bottom. My other plant has sprouts on the branches it grew last year; all the branches that grew on the plant I bought here are dead, and the plant will have to fully regrow, so I am not very optimistic. At least, this one survived, so maybe I will get some value for my money, but this plant did not give a lot of bang for its buck.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Unfortunately this plant did not grow
from Lufkin, TX
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Some of the plants seemed small and flimsy. They did not grow and died within a few weeks.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great russian sage - easier to find a spot for it
Hope it is as hardy as the standard size russian sage
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Herman NE
This plant has done super well here in NE! It has so many blooms the stalks can't hold upright! I thought it had died over the winter but lo and behold it just took off this spring. So glad I didn't dig it up and just waited. Wish ALL my plants did this well.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lacy Blue'
By Watercolor Judy
from Newcastle, CA 95658
Not sure how much water or how often to water this plant until established.
Merchant response: Good Day Watercolor Judy,We apologize if our planting instructions included with your order did not clarify how often you should water this. Watering will depend on your region and annual rainfall. Generally, we would suggest to soak this plant anywhere between 2-3 times a week depending on how moist your soil is. You would do this weekly until you notice healthy new growth form which indicates that the plant has established enough to start cutting back on the water. We hope this helps. If you have any more questions regarding care, we encourage you to give us a call at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from New Canaan Ct
About Me Master Gardener
This plant is great. It smells wonderful and has been growing in my garden beautifully. Tho it sounds odd, It really does not require any care. We have not had much rain this summer and are without a watering system and it seems very happy with very little water. I think it should be in every ones garden.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Putting on a great show in its 2nd season!
By Flower Prowess
from Denver, CO
I wanted a Russian sage to add to the collection of pollinators flanking my vegetable garden. I avoided it because I was concerned it was going take too much room as a normal Russian sage plant can become a bit unruly. I was so excited to come across this option and am certainly pleased! Planted this guy in the fall and it's got prolific blooms its first season. Loves the hot sun and even though it has regular water with my drip system, it's also drought hardy. I have no doubt the bees will be excited to have this which will hopefully benefit my tomatoes and peppers as well. Smells great too and the blooms are a gorgeous shade of blue. It also has an upright growing habit which I am enjoying. Highly recommend!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Albuquerque, NM
I planted two of these dwarf russian sage last October. About 1.5 months later, I had exterior work done on my house and the tradesman absolutely trampled them - no plant parts were visible above ground! These sage readily sprouted this spring and by April they've grown to three times the size they were in October!
(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
By Connie W
from Dallas, TX
When you read "5 inch deep pot" you expect to see a plant with decent root structure. I just received my shipment today, and this plant is a peat pot plug with one root going into the potting soil mix in the 5 inch pot.
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Merchant response: We were so sorry to hear that the Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue did not meet your expectations. We thank you for bringing this to our attention as we are committed to our customers success and stand behind all of our products with our 100% guarantee. Please contact us at your convenience and we will be more than happy to go over some resolution options with you. Happy Gardening!
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