- Botanical Name:Perovskia atriplicifolia
- Height:3 – 4 feet
- Spacing:2 1/2 – 5 feet
- Depth:Plant with the crown at soil level or if potted, plant at the same depth as in the pot.
- Spread:3 – 4 feet
- Light Required:Full Sun
- Blooms:Mid to late summer for several weeks.
- Fruit:Insignificant, dry capsules with tiny nutlets.
- Form:Herbaceous perennial. Nodding clusters of trumpet-shaped 1 inch long flowers.
- Flower Form:Small, two-lipped, like tiny snapdragons, in airy 9-12″ long panicles on the stem ends.
- Soil Requirements:Average well-drained soil. Does not like wet feet.
- Growth Rate:Moderate to fast depending on warmth.
- Pruning:Cut back in early spring. Can prune back all the way to the lowest bud. Late winter, early spring.
- Foliage:Gray-green leaves are opposite on the stems and narrowly ovate, 1-2″ long, 1/3 – 3″ margins with serrated edges.
- Comments:Perennial Plant of the Year 1995.
Blue flowers accent shrub-like plants mid to late summer. Grows 3-4 ft. tall. Can really take the heat! Full sun. Potted plants.