Perovskia, Russian Sage

Bloom Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium, light

Fertilize: Every month

Height: 36" - 59"

Width: 23" - 35"

Exposure: Sun

Available varieties: Russian Sage

                               Blue Jean Baby

General Information: 


Perovskia thrives in well-drained soil and requires full sun exposure to flourish. When planting, make sure to choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Prepare the soil by loosening it and removing any weeds or debris. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the plant and place the Perovskia in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the plant.

Perovskia is a drought-tolerant plant, but it still requires regular watering, especially during the first growing season. Water the plant deeply once a week, ensuring that the soil is moist but not waterlogged. Once established, Perovskia can withstand dry periods and only needs occasional watering.

Pruning is an essential part of maintaining healthy and attractive Perovskia plants. In late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges, prune the plant back to about 6-12 inches above the ground. This will help promote bushier growth and prevent the plant from becoming leggy. Additionally, remove any dead or damaged branches throughout the year to maintain the plant's overall health.

Perovskia generally does not require heavy fertilization. However, applying a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring can help promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for the correct application rate. Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowers.

Perovskia is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can occasionally be affected by spider mites, aphids, or powdery mildew. Regularly inspect your plants for any signs of infestation or disease. If necessary, treat the affected plants with an appropriate insecticide or fungicide, following the instructions on the product label.

Once your Perovskia plants are established and well-cared for, you can enjoy their stunning beauty throughout the summer and fall. The plant produces delicate lavender-blue flowers that attract butterflies and bees, adding life and colour to your garden. Consider planting Perovskia in borders, rock gardens, or as a focal point in your landscape to create a visually striking display.



Sold Out