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Rocketman Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman'

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Rocketman Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Rocketman Russian Sage in bloom

Rocketman Russian Sage in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Rocketman Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Rocketman Russian Sage flowers

Rocketman Russian Sage flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Rocket Man Russian Sage

Description:

This more upright variety forms a dense mound of fragrant gray-green leaves, producing multiple spikes of lavender-blue flowers from mid-summer until fall; excellent for the garden or mixed containers

Ornamental Features

Rocketman Russian Sage features delicate spikes of lavender flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves emerge silver in spring, turning grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rocketman Russian Sage is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rocketman Russian Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Rocketman Russian Sage will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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