Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue

Lacy Blue Dwarf Russian Sage

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Lacy Blue Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy 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).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 76615

Details

18-24" tall x 24-36" wide. At last, the first truly short growing selection of Russian Sage, 'Lacy Blue' is half the height of 'Blue Spires' and fits into small spaces. With exceptionally large flower spikes, Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue is deer resistant, long blooming (from mid-summer through the fall), and thrives in any soil. Just grow it hot and dry once established. Most soil types including clay. Cut back entire plant back to 12” - 15” in spring (not in the fall) Plant with Agastache, Achillea, Penstemon.
SKU 76615
Common Name Lacy Blue Dwarf Russian Sage
Botanical Name Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

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.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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4.0

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Hardy (5)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
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4.0

Great russian sage - easier to find a spot for it

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from Minneapolis MN

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

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Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

Hope it is as hardy as the standard size russian sage

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5.0

Super bloomer!

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from Herman NE

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

    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.

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    3.0

    Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lacy Blue'

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    from Newcastle, CA 95658

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Deer Resistant
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Hardy

    Cons

    • Small In Size

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    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

    Not sure how much water or how often to water this plant until established.

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    5.0

    Wonderful Plant

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    from New Canaan Ct

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    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight
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      Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

      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.

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      5.0

      Putting on a great show in its 2nd season!

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      from Denver, CO

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Pollinator
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

        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!

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        indestructible!

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        from Albuquerque, NM

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

          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!

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          1.0

          Very Disappointing

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          from Dallas, TX

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            • Small In Size

            Best Uses

              Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

              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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              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.

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              • 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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