Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

Little Spire Russian Sage

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Russian Sage, the Perennial Plant Association's 1995 Perennial of the Year, is semi-woody perennial that provides color, fragrance, ad texture all summer long. Unlike its tall parent, 'Little Spire' grows to around 2 feet tall. It is covered with very pungent-when-rubbed gray-green leaves. Flowering starts in early summer and persists on into fall. the flowers themselves are small tubular and light blue but the effect is of a powdery blue airy haze. Full sun and good drainage are keys to survival. Wet feet during the winter are not appreciated. Plants also benefit from a late spring pruning down to several pairs of buds. Combine with Asters, Coneflowers, Seashore Mallow, and grasses for a late summer showdown.



Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Full sun

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


12 to 24, 24 to 36



Flower Color


Bloom Time

Early summer,

Mid summer, Early fall,

Late summer



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9