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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby' (Russian Sage)
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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby' PPAF

Russian Sage

One of the earliest blooming Perovskias
Resists lodging
Deer resistant
Lavender blue flowers with purple calyxes

Need a shorter, manageable Russian Sage that is still vigorous in the landscape and production? Try ‘Blue Jean Baby’! Lavender blue flowers held in smoky purple calyxes bloom for a long period starting in midsummer, with the color from the calyxes extending appeal into fall. This variety is one of the earliest Perovskia to bloom. This bushy selection joins the lineup of Perovskia from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing and, like the others this program has introduced, resists lodging. -Walter's Gardens


Height

28-34 in

Spread

36 in

Bloom Color

Lavender, Light Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Russian Sage Interesting Notes

Perovskia atriplicifolia, commonly called Russian sage, is a woody-based perennial of the mint family which typically grows 2-4' (less frequently to 5') tall and features finely-dissected, aromatic (when crushed), gray-green leaves on stiff, upright, square stems and whorls of two-lipped, tubular, light blue flowers tiered in branched, terminal panicles (12-15" high). -Missouri Botanical Garden


Perovskia 'Blue Jean Baby' is an adaptable plant, perfect for large statement masses or as a specimen in a border. Pairs beautifully with pink or yellow perennials like Phlox, Echinacea, Rudbeckia, or roses. It also looks great in a silver blue garden like the low maintenance border in our trial gardens in Landenberg, PA. 

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Performs best in full sun and in well-draining soils. Can tolerate hot, dry climates. Perovskia has few pests and disease issues and rarely needs pruning. If pruning is necessary, do so in early spring when new growth appears. 

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun