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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Jean Baby’
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Jean Baby’
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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Jean Baby’

Russian Sage

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.406.170

Russian Sage is extremely valuable for its long season of bloom in the summer garden. Plants form a bushy upright clump of greyish leaves that are lacy and fragrant. Spikes of rich, lavender-blue flowers appear late spring, continuing into fall. This selection is well-branched and was bred to be shorter and more manageable than some varieties. An extremely versatile garden plant, Russian Sage loves hot, sunny sites and will fit right into the perennial border, also good to use among shrubs, and even in containers or tubs. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Prune back to no less than 6 inches in the spring, and never in the fall. Exceptionally drought tolerant. Selected as Perennial Plant of the Year in 1995. From the Walters Gardens hybridizing program; replaces PEEK-A-BLUE®. USPP#29281: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Jean Baby’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   70-85 cm
   27-33 inches
   85-90 cm
   33-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate