Botanical Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia
Height: 3 - 4 feet.
Spacing: 2 1/2 - 5 feet.
Depth: Plant with the crown at soil level or if potted, plant at the same depth as in the pot.
Spread: 3 - 4 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Color: Lavender or pinkish in bud, opening up to reveal lavender-blue flowers.
Foliage: Gray-green leaves are opposite on the stems and narrowly ovate, 1 - 2 inch long, 1/3 - 3 inch margins with serrated edges.
Blooms: Mid to late Summer for several weeks.
Fruit: Insignificant, dry capsules with tiny nutlets.
Form: Herbaceous perennial. Nodding clusters of trumpet-shaped 1 inch long flowers.
Flower Form: Small, two-lipped, like tiny snapdragons, in airy 9 - 12 inch long panicles on the stem ends.
Soil Requirements: Average to dry soil moisture conditions are ideal.
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate depending on warmth.
Pruning: Cut back in late Winter or early Spring. Can prune back all the way to the lowest bud.
Comments: Produces spires of small lavender flowers.
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