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Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$33.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 34 Inches
  • Mature Spread 30 - 34 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Jean Baby is a smaller form of Russian sage that packs a long flowering period and vigorous growth. Long spikes of fragrant, lavender-blue flowers appear in midsummer, earlier than other varieties, and persist for almost two months. The slender silver-green foliage provides a fine texture to the landscape and is semi-evergreen in warmer climates. This variety stays tidy and will not flop under heavy blooms.

This is an upright shrub with an open, branching habit that reaches almost 3 feet tall and wide. It has excellent cold hardiness to zone 4 and exceptional tolerance to heat and drought. The flowers attract bees and butterflies, but deer and rabbits do not find it palatable. Use Blue Jean Baby as an accent plant in a Mediterranean or herb garden, or plant it in large drifts in a perennial border to attract pollinators all summer. 

Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage Care

Blue Jean Baby thrives in full sun with at least 6 – 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. It grows best planted in average to poor soil conditions, kept on the dry side. The soil must have excellent drainage as Russian sage does not tolerate wet feet. Water weekly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system, and then water occasionally during hot, dry spells. This perennial does not need to be fertilized or treated with soil amendments.

Prune back hard in early spring to keep plants compact and vigorous. Plants may die back in northern zones but will resprout in the spring. You can divide Russian sage every 4 – 6 years in spring or fall. 

Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage Spacing

To plant groups of Blue Jean Baby, space individual plants approximately 3 feet apart on center in staggered rows.For container planting, select a weather-resistant pot at least 2 feet in diameter with excellent drainage.

Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 34 Inches
Mature Spread: 32 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 32 - 36 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: PEROVSKIA ATRIPLICIFOLIA `BLUE JEAN BABY`
SKU:
1231008845-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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