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Blue Spire Russian Sage Plants

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Perovskia, Russian Sage

  • Colour: Pale lavender mauve
  • Flowering: August - September
  • Foliage: Deciduous, light green
  • Height: 125cm x 100cm
  • Position: Sunny, sheltered
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Perovskia / Salvia yangii 'Blue Spire'. 2 Litre Potted Plants

Blue Spire Russian Sage's lavender mauve flowers form a hazy mass over a group of plants, and the green foliage has a grey tint. Good for bees.

Upright habit to 125cm x 100cm

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Features

  • Colour: Pale lavender mauve
  • Flowering: August - September
  • Foliage: Deciduous, light green
  • Height: 125cm x 100cm
  • Position: Sunny, sheltered
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing 'Blue Spire' Russian Sage

Salvias need close to full sun, and will grow near the coast in exposed locations. They are fully hardy, although their flowering season will be shortened somewhat in cold and windy places. They are happy on chalk, and like a light, well-drained but moist soil enriched with humus that doesn't remain wet in winter, so heavy clay is not good. They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers. Established plants are drought resistant, but still want fairly consistent moisture in dry summer periods to flower really well.
They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers.

Deadhead promptly to get the most from the flowering season. Leave the withered foliage on the plants overwinter for protection, and trim them after the last spring frost, right down to new growth.

Mulch lightly every year or two, ideally after a heavy spring rain when the soil has warmed up. Salvias don't need much fertility, so a little help goes a long way.

Cultivation Instructions

Position in full sun in well-drained soil enriched with humus planting 60cm apart. Avoid spots affected by winter waterlogging. Water until established, then drought tolerant. Protect from slugs. Suitable for containers.

Apply a general fertiliser and a mulch in spring. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Divide mature clumps in spring.