Perovskia 'Little Spire' (PBR)

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Buy Perovskia 'Little Spire' (PBR) Russian sage: A shorter form of the popular Russian sage

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, poor to moderately fertile
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    With its aromatic, silver-grey leaves and upright spikes of tiny, violet-blue flowers, Russian sage makes a wonderful companion to all kinds of late-summer ornamental grasses and perennials. This is one of the smaller varieties, so is the best choice if space is limited or you find the taller varieties get too floppy. This deciduous sub shrub makes a real impact planted en masse alongside a path, where the sage-like fragrance of its leaves can be appreciated, or try it alongside other silver-leaved plants, or in swathes in a sunny border. It can also cope with dry, chalky soils and coastal conditions.

  • Garden care: In March cut back to the permanent framework of the shrub. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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I would buy this plant again

5

Great perennial for late summer and autumn flowers. This plant must have full sun to grow and flower well. I find that Perovskia Little Spire tends to grow a lot taller once established. It may grow just over 1 metre.

Penny

London

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Lovely Plants

4

Quickly established and do not need staking like the larger perovskas.

Artonfriday

Somerset

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Recommended

4

A great alternative to the taller varieties

Ann

Salisbury Plain

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I would recommend

5

Good, strong healthy plants. Looked stunning during the summer and well into the autumn.

Vanessa

Blackheath, London

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