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Russian Sage Blue Spire in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Salvia 'Blue Spire' syn. Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

 

Russian Sage 'Blue Spire'

Salvia yangii (previously known as Perovskia yangii) is a herbaceous perennial subshrub. Until 2017, it was separate to the Salvia genus and was classified under its own genus of Perovskia. However, DNA studies have since shown that it is so closely aligned to Salvia that it is now formally changed names. Russian Sage is native from Afghanistan to western China, and despite its common name it is not found in Russia. It has an upright branched habit, with square stems, and grey green foliage. It produces blue violet coloured flowers in the summer. 'Blue Spire' is an erect shrub with deeply-divided, scented, grey-green foliage, producing small blue-violet flowers that are attractive to bees.

 
plant Features
  • Russian Sage Blue Spire likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Russian Sage Blue Spire likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Russian Sage Blue Spire is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Russian Sage Blue Spire likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Russian Sage 'Blue Spire'

Latin name

Salvia 'Blue Spire' syn. Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

type

Deciduous Shrub

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Russian Sage Blue Spire likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Russian Sage Blue Spire is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Russian Sage Blue Spire likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Russian Sage Blue Spire likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Russian Sage Blue Spire is 1.00meters x 1.50meters 1.00 M 1.50 M

Salvia 'Blue Spire' syn. Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

Salvia yangii (previously known as Perovskia yangii) is a herbaceous perennial subshrub. Until 2017, it was separate to the Salvia genus and was classified under its own genus of Perovskia. However, DNA studies have since shown that it is so closely aligned to Salvia that it is now formally changed names. Russian Sage is native from Afghanistan to western China, and despite its common name it is not found in Russia. It has an upright branched habit, with square stems, and grey green foliage. It produces blue violet coloured flowers in the summer. 'Blue Spire' is an erect shrub with deeply-divided, scented, grey-green foliage, producing small blue-violet flowers that are attractive to bees.


Flowering Season

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Flowers appear in late Summer to early utumn

 

Plant container plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny position.

 

Propagation by Semi Hardwood Cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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