Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

Little Spire Russian Sage: Patent PP 11643

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

'Little Spire' is a compact Russian sage cultivar which typically grows to 2' tall (species typically grows to 3-4'). It is a woody-based perennial of the mint family. Features finely-dissected, aromatic, gray-green foliage on stiff, upright, square stems. Whorls of 2-lipped, tubular, violet-blue flowers tiered in branched, terminal panicles appear over a long summer bloom.

More About Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

  • Easy to grow in average, well-drained soil.
  • Tolerates dry, alkaline soil and coastal conditions.
  • Genus name honors Russian general V. A. Perovski (1794 - c. 1857)

 The work of Dutch breeder Herbert Oudshoorn is responsible for this excellent, compact, long-blooming, low-maintenance landscape plant. Patent administered by Future Plants.

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18-24 Inches


1-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' Characteristics


  • Cottage Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Border
  • Mass Plant
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Dried Flower
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Fall
  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Flower Color

  • Blue
  • Lavender


  • Upright
  • Spreading