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Perovskia atriplicifolia Little Lace

Scientific Name : Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name : Russian Sage
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Height : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Width : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Unique growth habit combines a shorter plant with great uniformity.
Long-lasting purple flower spikes create a lot of flower power.
A good choice for xeric areas.
Idea & Tips : Plant in a sunny garden location.
Grower InformationLong-lasting purple flower spikes create a lot of flower power.
  • Unique growth habit combines a shorter plant with great uniformity.
  • A good choice for xeric areas.
One of Colorado State University’s “Top Performers” for 2015 Season: Class of 2013 and Grown in 2015.
'Novaperlac'
Protection InformationPP26,618
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 1.0-1.25 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      1,000-1,500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Moderate to high for first 24 hours, then reduce to low
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N after 10 days
      Pinching:
      Recommended.
      Transplanting:
      35-42 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Do not oversaturate rooting media. Allow media to dry moderately starting 10 days after sticking to encourage root development.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Recommended
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Pythium can be a problem if overwatered. White fly, Spider mites
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      July to September

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