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Botanical name: Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Other names: Perovskia 'Blue Spire', Russian sage 'Blue Spire', Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire', Perovskia hybrida 'Blue Spire'
Variety or cultivar: 'Blue Spire' _ 'Blue Spire' is an erect, deciduous sub-shrub with deeply-divided, aromatic grey-green leaves and large, plumy panicles of violet-blue flowers in late summer and autumn.
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' is: Deciduous
Flower: Violet in Summer; Violet in Autumn
Foliage: Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Plant with: Stipa gigantea (Golden oats), Chasmanthium latifolium (North America wild oats), Stipa gigantea 'Gold Fontaene' (Golden oats 'Gold Fontaene'), Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' (Yarrow 'Cerise Queen'), Campanula latifolia (Giant bellflower), Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel' (Blue oat grass 'Saphirsprudel')
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Perovskia 'Blue Spire') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Prairie planting
Cultivation: Plant in poor, free-draining soil in full sun. Too fertile soil may boost 'leggy' growth and will require support to prevent the plant becoming untidy.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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New garden so planted when about 18 ins high. looking scraggly now at about 2.5 ft. should i take cuttings or just cut back please? If latter, to what height?
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