New, smaller-size version
Does not flop, needs no support
Perfect for smaller gardens and spaces
Fast-growing, fills in beautifully
Soft blue-purple color against sage-green foliage
No more sprawling, falling-over Russian sage! This improved cultivar grows compactly and vigorously, topping out at only 2 to 3 feet high and wide. It also blooms earlier than the older varieties, so you get to enjoy it from midsummer all the way into fall. Especially beautiful color, too—soft blue-lavender flower spikes against light sage-green, ferny foliage with silvery stems. Drought-tolerant once established, attracts pollinators and butterflies. Perfect for a cottage or low-maintenance cottage garden; flatters coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, roses, and more.
Excellent in full sun and well-drained, average garden soil. Zones 4-9.
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Jean Baby’, PP#29281
Height: 28 – 34
Spacing: 12″ – 18″
Spread:12″ – 18″
Light Required:Full Sun
Color: Lavender-Blue flowers, greyish purple calyx
Size: No. 1 Bareroot
Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
Flower Form: Small, tubular, 2-lipped flowers on terminal panicles.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Pruning: Prune back in spring, but no closer than 6″ above the ground. In spring, as the new growth is starting to emerge.
Foliage: Lacy, silvery green leaves on silvery stems.