Little Spire Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’)

Little Spire Russian Sage

  • Aromatic
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Winter Interest
  • Great Border Plant

This award-winning little plant will make a huge splash in your landscape. The Perovskia ‘Little Spire’ (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is an exciting newer variety to the time-tested sage family.

It doesn’t get very big, but is the perfect size to fill in spots in your sunny border or foundation planting. It looks great next to a wall or fence combined with pink or yellow flowers. Try Pink Double Delight Coneflowers or yellow Herbstonne Black-Eyed Susans for an instant eye-catching combo of color and texture.

This plant thrives in the heat. Too much water or not enough drainage will cause it to lazily flop before the season is done. With good drainage, though, this water-wise plant is a flower machine from late spring to the first frost.

The lavender purple spikes are butterfly magnets, but the deer won’t touch it. Since it is a member of the sage family, the leaves are very aromatic when you brush against them, with a kitchen-spice scent. Try planting this along a pathway to really enjoy this aspect.

Little Spire looks great in pots as well, and makes a nice alternative if you have trouble growing lavender where you live.

This charming compact Russian Sage from Nature Hills, with its wonderful purple flowers, will be a big hit in your garden.

Little Spire Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’) Details

Common name Little Spire Russian Sage
Botanical name Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 12 - 18 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil condition Normal
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Blue
Leaf color Silver