Need a shorter, manageable Russian Sage that is still vigorous in the landscape and production? Try ‘Blue Jean Baby’! Lavender blue flowers held in smoky purple calyxes bloom for a long period starting in midsummer, with the color from the calyxes extending appeal into fall. This variety is one of the earliest Perovskia to bloom. This bushy selection joins the lineup of Perovskia from the Walters Gardens hybridizing and, like the others this program has introduced, resists lodging. ‘Blue Jean Baby’ is a vigorous selection which replaces PEEK-A-BLUE® in our catalog.
A perfect perennial for hot, dry climates and also exceptionally cold hardy. Perovskia can be used in a wide variety of environments with little attention through the season - a reason they have long been a staple of landscapers. Expect these plants to be a little later to emerge in spring, but also to offer color well into fall.
The ideal plant for hot, dry climates! Russian Sage is classified as a subshrub or woody perennial. It performs very well in full sun and any well-drained soil. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal, and few pests bother this plant. If pruning is necessary, do so in Spring when new growth appears. Prune back to just above the lowest bud.
From Walters Gardens website
Perovskia atrip 'Blue Jean Baby'
Common Name Russian Sage Plant Type Perennial Zone 4-9 Height 28-34" Spread 36" Growth Habit Upright Growth Rate Medium Bloom Time
Full Sun (>6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low Water Needs
Average Water Needs
Poor Soil Quality
Average Soil Quality
Fertile Soil Quality
Deer Tolerance Drought, Salt Uses
Origin Not Native to North America Attracts Wings: