A deservedly popular large growing Russian Sage, this plant has amazing vigour and blooms for many months.
The unusual whitened stems make an interesting vertical feature, lightly clad in finely cut aromatic grey leaves. By mid-summer, they are topped with long spires of lavender-blue flowers. Perfect for a dry sunny garden, as a companion to all kinds of perennials and ornamental grasses.
Perovskia is a great choice for attracting and supporting bees and other pollinating and beneficial insects. This deciduous sub-shrub makes a real impact planted en masse alongside a path, where the sage-like fragrance of its leaves can be appreciated.
In time, it will eventually form a shrubby base, so each Spring you should trim old stems back to this framework to balance the plant's branch structure. It will successfully self seed in a gravel mulch.
Its flowers can be eaten in salads or crushed for dye making, and the plant has been considered for potential use in the detoxification of contaminated soil. The species has a long history of use in traditional medicine in its native range, where it is employed as a treatment for a variety of ailments.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.