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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire' Perovskia hybrida 'Blue Spire'
Perovskia are deciduous subshrubs with aromatic, deeply divided, grey-green leaves and large, open panicles of small tubular blue flowers from late summer
'Blue Spire' is an erect small deciduous sub-shrub to 1.2m, with white stems bearing deeply-divided, aromatic greyish leaves. Small violet-blue flowers in large plumy panicles in late summer and autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in poor but well-drained soils in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds
Mediterranean Climate Plants Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden
Pruning Pruning group 6
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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perovskia 'Blue Spire'
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