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'Denim 'n Lace' Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia

Exposure
  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2'8" 3'2" 81cm 97cm
Height: 2'4" - 2'8"
Spread: 2'10" - 3'2"
Height: 71cm - 81cm
Spread: 86cm - 97cm
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  • Details

    28 - 32 Inches
    34 - 38 Inches
    34 - 38 Inches
    71cm - 81cm
    86cm - 97cm
    86cm - 97cm

    Features

    The perfect addition to a garden in hot, dry areas. Lacy-like, bright sky blue flowers are held on amethyst calyxes, with strong stems and an upright habit. The beautiful color will last a long time!

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    Fragrant Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    28 - 32 Inches 71cm - 81cm
    Spacing: 
    34 - 38 Inches 86cm - 97cm
    Spread: 
    34 - 38 Inches 86cm - 97cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Sky blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Get ideas for growing Russian sage plants in your garden. 

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    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in full sun and dry to average, well-drained soil. Prune away any remaining old foliage in early spring.

    'Denim 'n Lace' Perovskia atriplicifolia USPP 28,445, Can 5,568
  • 10 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I had such high hopes for this plant. I planted 15 of these last year towards the back of the border and not 1 single plant came back. I planted them with Yarrow and Azure snow salvia and Geum. All of those plants are alive and well. Sadly I ordered 15 more for this year and it's to late to cancel them.

      Kelli Heiser
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 43 weeks ago
    • I planted this in a zone 3 and it has flourished the last 3 years, I prefer its smaller stature to the original as it does not flop over or sucker. I highly recommend.

      Wendy
      , Manitoba
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • I love this plant. I ordered mine in February from the website, but it was delayed until mid-june due to the unusually cold spring. I was worried about planting new plants when it was already hot. I planted it in a difficult FULL sun location. All day sun in intense zone 10 California. No drip. They were tiny when I planted them and have already reached 18 inches tall in a month. They're all budded up to bloom. I water them once a week, clay soil, and they're happy.

      Amber
      , California
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • They delayed shipping this plant a month and half and shipped it out two weeks into June, and the plants arrived burnt from transit.

      Adan
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I love these Denim N Lace - I worried at first because I planted them before a very rainy spell, they didn’t like that - but they bounced back. Question: Do you prune these to the ground in spring?

      Cathy McGrane
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • I love the plant but the rains have caused them to blow apart every which way & I’ ed had to place a wire circle support around them but they don’t look natural. Some of the bottom leaves are either dropping or becoming blackened! Are they getting too much water & are they better where a morning 10 minute sprinkler doesn’t touch them?

      Angel Bakos
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • wonderful bright blooms, grows well in a large container. I love this plant!

      Robyn Ryan
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
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