Russian Sage 'Longin'

Russian Sage 'Longin'

Ethereal yet indestructible.

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An extraordinary choice with upright silver stems bearing abundant, blue flowers. This great beauty is certainly garden worthy.

Perovskia ‘Longin’ is a sub shrub* that is low maintenance with an impressive show. It thrives even in poor soils and hot, dry conditions. It can be well utilised in borders, with grasses, dry beds, massed plantings where they look sensational grouped together. It makes a nice choice to use in combination with spring bulbs as it will hide the fading foliage and remain into autumn.

From a distance, Russian Sage ‘Longin’ looks like a huge lavender or ethereal Salvia. The purple flowers open all along the silver stems appearing like a lilac cloud, the effect is quite memorable. I don’t think our image portrays this, so I encourage you to see more of this great plant through the magic of Google, or by simply growing them in your own garden.

The aromatic leaves are silver green with serrated edges and smell similar to Salvias when crushed. In fact it has just been reclassified to the less exotic name of as Salvia yangii.

Grow Perovskia ‘Longin’ in any well drained soil, in full sun. It is will tolerate dry and coastal conditions.

These plants will benefit from a hard cut back early spring to maintain a neat appearance. Fertilise after pruning. Also known as Russian Sage, it is a member of the Mint family.

* A sub shrub is a type of shrub that is woody only at the base of the plant. It is usually pruned back to this base after flowering to promote healthy growth.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

PVALS

Botantical name

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Height

60-120cm

Width

50-90cm

Flowers

Late summer to autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

1