Perovskia 'Denim 'n Lace' Russian Sage

Tolerates Hot, Dry Climates and Briny Coastal Breezes
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Features to Note


4 - 9

Mature Height

2.7 Feet

Mature Width

3.2 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Poor

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Here's the Russian sage so many of us have waited for. Short enough that it won't overpower your garden with stems strong enough to withstand strong winds and heavy rain, Perovskia 'Denim 'n Lace' is an outstanding groundcover with a variety of uses.Perovskia 'Denim 'n Lace' doesn't require any expert gardening skills. In fact, a common joke among gardeners is that the more you neglect Russian sage, the better it grows. And that might not be far from the truth.

The airy, purple-blue blooms, held close together and pointed straight up, create a wispy, billowy, very full appearance. These blooms remain all season, keeping Perovskia 'Denim 'n Lace' colorful for months.

Stable in a variety of climates, Perovskia 'Denim 'n Lace' needs full sun to maintain its upright appearance. Don't worry about maintenance—it scarcely needs any. Pamper it the first season and be sure to cut the foliage down to just a few inches from the ground in early spring, before new growth begins. Other than that, Perovskia 'Denim 'n Lace' is quite self-sufficient, standing up to heat, drought, salt spray, and even poor soil. Because of the scented foliage, deer an other nibblers tend to leave it alone, but hummingbirds adore it, and will visit frequently.

Despite its vigorous growth, 'Denim 'n Lace' stays under 3 feet high and just a bit wider. The combination of blue-purple flowers with silver-green foliage makes the transition to colder weather beautifully. Enjoy this long-lived, beautiful multi-season perennial.


Genus: Perovskia
Species: atriplicifolia
Variety: 'Denim 'n Lace'
Category: Perennials
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 9
Bloom Color: Blue, Purple
Bloom Season Start: Mid Summer
Bloom Season End: Mid Fall
Foliage Color: Medium Green, Silver/Gray
Characteristics: Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended, Rose Companions
Uses: Border, Containers, Foliage Interest
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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