Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacey Blue

Lacey Blue Dwarf Russian Sage

 
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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).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
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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, 'Lacey 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) Good for Firescaping. Plant with Agastache, Achillea, Penstemon.
SKU 76615
Common Name Lacey Blue Dwarf Russian Sage
Botanical Name Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacey 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, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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High Country GardensPerovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue
 
3.4

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Hardy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

  • Small in size (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (3)
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2.0

Too tiny to be able to appreciate

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from Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Hardy

Cons

  • Small In Size

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    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.

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    1.0

    Unfortunately this plant did not grow

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    from Lufkin, TX

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      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Small In Size
      • The plant did not grow and died

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      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue:

      Some of the plants seemed small and flimsy. They did not grow and died within a few weeks.

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      4.0

      Great russian sage - easier to find a spot for it

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      from Minnesota

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

      • None

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      • Outdoors

      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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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

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        • Garden

        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

        Best Uses

        • 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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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          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
          • Versatile

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            • Garden
            • Vegetable Companion

            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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            • Hardy

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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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                Cons

                • 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.

                  • 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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