Common Name: Russian Sage Perovskia A. Rocketman

Height:2.5-3.0 Feet

Spread:2.5-3.5 Feet

Hardiness Zones:4,5,6,7,8,9


Flower Color:Purple-blue shades

Foliage Color:Green shadesSilver/grey shades

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

WaterRequirements:LowWaterNeedsAverageWater Needs


Soil QualityPoor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:MidsummerLate SummerEarly FallMid Fall

Attracts Wings:Attracts Hummingbirds


Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:Medium


Garden Style:CottageEclecticPrairie

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerDrought TolerantEasy To GrowFragrant FlowersFragrant FoliageMass PlantingSalt Tolerant

Origin:Not Native to North America


Here's a Perovskia that doesn’t get too tall, has stronger stems and a more upright habit than most. Its aromatic, grey-green leaves are entirely like those of ‘Little Spire’, clinging to the silvery stems.

Each stem is topped with large, fluffy textured, lavender blue flowers beginning in midsummer. Like most Perovskias, the colorful calyxes remain on the stems long after the flowers are spent, making it look like it is still blooming long after it is actually done. You’ll have great color on this plant from about July through October in the Midwest.