Botanical Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia
Height: 3' - 4'.
Spacing: 2 1/2' - 5'.
Depth: Plant with the crown at soil level or if potted, plant the same depth as in the pot.
Spread: 3' - 4'.
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" long, 1/3 - 3" 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" long flowers.
Flower Form: Small, two-lipped, like tiny snapdragons, in airy 9" - 12" long panicles on the stem ends.
Soil Requirements: Average to dry soil moisture conditions are ideal.
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast 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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