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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin'
Common Name: Russian Sage Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin'
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Grey-white foliage and airy blue-lavender flowers. Does best with dry hot conditions, forming a lovely haze of colour at the middle to back of the border against which so many colours go well. The hotter the location, the happier the Perovskia. The foliage of 'Longin' is not as dissected as the species and is similar to 'Little Spire'. 'Longin' also tends to have a narrower and more upright habit than others in this species. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green Silver 
Soil MoistureDrought Tolerant Dry Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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