Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Rocketman’

(Rocketman Russian Sage)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Here’s a Perovskia that doesn’t get too tall, has stronger stems and a more upright habit than most. Its aromatic, grey-green leaves cling to the silvery stems.  Each stem is topped with large, fluffy textured, lavender blue flowers beginning in midsummer. Like most Perovskias, the colorful calyxes remain on the stems long after the flowers are spent, making it look like it is still blooming long after it is actually done.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Sharp soil drainage is especially important. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Plants have good drought tolerance. Best flowering occurs in full sun locations. Stems are more likely to flop if plants are grown in part shade. Cut back plants almost to the ground in late winter to early spring as soon as new growth appears.

Additional information

Common Name

Rocketman Russian Sage

Botanical Name

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

2 to 3 ft

Width

36"

Soil Condition

Well-drained to dry

Water Needs

Average to low

Blooming Period

Mid summer into fall

Flower Color

light blue

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

silver-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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