Lacey Blue Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lissilv'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Perovskia (per-OFF-skee-a) (Info)
Species: atriplicifolia (at-ry-pliss-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lissilv
Additional cultivar information:(PP20845; aka Lisslitt, Lacey Blue)
Hybridized by Catt
Registered or introduced: 2009
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Peoria, Illinois

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 29, 2014, SallieKr from (Sallie) Cherry Valley, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love this! I was looking for a true blue Russian Sage, and preferably a dwarf variety. I ordered 3 plants from an online source and was severely disappointed when they arrived and were only about 4" tall. Well, 2 months later the plants are 12" with flower spikes up to 20" tall... and the blooms are blue, not purple as some photos show. Now, if it just makes it through it's first zone 5a winter...

Positive

On Oct 4, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A new compact cultivar slowly being released across the U.S. It remains short from 12"-20" in height. It spread is 2'-3'. The leaves are similar to 'Filigran' or 'Blue Spire' in shape and texture with dark blue violet flowers in July-August. Reported as a seedling of Blue Spire.