Perovskia Little Spire
Perovskia 'Little Spire' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Russian Sage

Little Spire' is a wonderful compact cultivar with lavender blue flowers against silvery foliage. It was selected for its short upright habit that keeps it from leaning in the border.

  • Height: 76 - 91 cm (30 - 36 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 46 cm (12 - 18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: mid to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: silver grey
  • Bloom Colour: purple-blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Perovskia is the ideal plant for a hot dry site. It performs very well in full sun in any well drained soil. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal. When cutting back in the fall do not cut to less than 30 cms because this plant is like a semi-shrub and new growth will emerge from the stems above ground.