Russian Sage can sometimes lodge or split, its long, beautiful stems toppling over instead of standing tall in the garden bed. That's why we like the compact habit of Blue Jean Baby. It's not so heavy and won't flop over. It is big in the eco–friendly garden. It blooms from midsummer all the way into fall, so it'll provide some late season food for your neighborhood's bees and butterflies. You'll get a sage–like fragrance as you walk by, which you may enjoy, but deer and rabbits will not find very appetizing. Great for a fast–growing border addition. We also suggest creating some cut– and dried–flower bouquets with the abundant blooms. Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby' PP29281
Botanical NamePerovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby', PP#29281
Sun ExposureFull Sun
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread24 - 36 inches
Spacing24 - 36 inches
Flowering DateMidsummer into fall.
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to fit the roots without having to bend them. Set the crown at the soil level. Firm soil around the roots with fingers and water thoroughly.
Winter CareMulch in colder zones, after the ground freezes, in areas where plants may heave from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove the mulch in early spring, before the new growth emerges.
Flower Color:blue, purple
Flower FormSmall, tubular, 2-lipped flowers on terminal panicles.
Foliage TypeLacy, silvery green leaves on silvery stems.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, average soil. Does not like to be wet. This is particuarly important in the winter. Very well drained soils in winter are necessary.
PruningPrune back in spring, but no closer than 6" above the ground. In spring, as the new growth is starting to emerge.