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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘CrazyBlue’
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘CrazyBlue’
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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘CrazyBlue’

Russian Sage

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.406.030

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, purple-blue flowers appear late spring, continuing into fall. This selection is well-branched and was bred to stand tall through wind and rain. 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. Prune in spring, never in fall, to no lower than 6 inches. Selected as Perennial Plant of the Year in 1995. USPP#25639: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Exceptionally drought tolerant.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘CrazyBlue’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate