Half the Size, But Makes an Even Bigger Show!
• This Blue is So Desirable in the Late Summer Garden!
• Only 2 Feet Tall and Wide – But What an Impact!
• Carefree and Low-Maintenance
This Small Plant Makes a Big Statement in the Late Summer Garden!
Perovskia is very valuable because of its blue color (blue flowers are hard to find!) and because it blooms late in the growing season, midsummer through fall, refreshing the garden when many plants are starting to drag. Lacey Blue adds a smaller, more compact size and larger flowers to make it even more desirable! Just 2 feet tall and wide, it fits in the garden much better than older varieties, which were as big as 5 feet, and its compact stems stay erect, rather than sprawling about. It attract butterflies and hummingbirds, but deer tend to leave the aromatic foliage alone.
Lots of Color Over a long Period
Since its flowers are the largest in the genus and they are extremely numerous, Lacey Blue has a really big and concentrated color impact, despite its smaller size. Its airy silvery foliage and bright blue flowers stay colorful from midsummer well into fall, and you can enjoy the blooms even longer if you cut and dry a few stems for a dried flower bouquet. This is a long-lived plant that will give you years of pleasure for very little effort!
This easy-care plant thrives in heat, drought and rather infertile soil. Plant in ordinary to sandy soil in a well-drained location. If you have clay, it helps to add humus or compost and some sand when planting. It likes full sun and has low water needs, especially once its roots are established. In early spring, cut back to 6 inches.