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  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby' (PBR)

Russian sage

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £16.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, poor to moderately fertile
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This compact and free flowering form is perfect for smaller gardens - or if you want to place it closer towards the front of the border. Like the species, its silvery stems are clothed in finely cut grey-green leaves, and topped with hundreds of purple-blue flowers from late summer. It's ideal for extending the season of interest in the border.

  • Garden care: In March cut back to the permanent framework of the shrub. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.