A genus in the Mint family that includes only 4 species, all aromatic subshrubs with silvery foliage and an open branching habit. The best of these is a native of Pakistan named, and it's one of the great garden plants of all time. This semiwoody perennial (more like a shrub than a perennial) carries a cloud of small blue flowers on widely arching stems that grow 3–4′ tall and as wide. The effect is a charming, airy haze of soft blue against silvery gray, pungently aromatic foliage.
Bloom begins in July and continues right through September, which makes Perovskia an exceptionally long-blooming perennial. Plants are vigorous and very hardy, ignoring heat, drought, and pests, while always looking fresh. A superb companion for pink Malva, Garden Phlox of every hue, Rudbeckia, Sedum, ornamental Grasses—you get the idea.
For more information on the growing and care of Perovskia, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Dixie Girl from Suwanee, GA
I don't know what happened to these other gardeners. I have two that have performed wonderfully. I like it resembles lavendar and it can withstand our very hot and humid summers and come back the next year
Mama Rita from Denver, CO
I have had 2 plants for 5-6 yrs from WFF, and they have never looked like the ones all over town - Shocks of purple. You have to be up close to see any flowers on my 2 plants. They are at the front of my house, facing south, next to the alley, and they sure don't "greet me" as I drive in. Everyone else's I can see a block away.
The only plant in 26 yrs of ordering from WFF that has disappointed me.
The last 3 yrs I have tried watering more than once a week,once a week, and less than once a week. Same results each time each year.
I am looking at how full of leaves everyone elses is right now, and though mine are tall, the leaves are not thick and lush.
My iris, allium, muscari, hibiscus, lavendar, and ice plant have all done well in this bed.
Al from Northbrook, Illinois
I could have puchase the same plant at a local gardening place for the same price and ten times as big as the plant I received. I planted it two months ago and maybe it's 6" tall. It will take years to reach it's potential.
Bethany from Baltimore, MD
This was one of the first perennials I bought from WFF and it sold me on the company. However, I wasn't familiar with bareroot plants so was a bit surprised when the tangle of roots arrived. By the end of the first summer, these plants were so big, sturdy, and so consistently flowering even in terrible humidity and heat that I ordered a bunch the next spring for another bed. My neighbors love these and compliment them. They spread so you'll need to keep on top of them so they don't take over other plants.
Latin Name Pronunciation: pe-rof'skee-uh
Plant Perovskia in full sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
Leave the silvery stems standing over winter; prune back to just 8–12″ in early spring. In cold-winter climates, plants may be killed back to the ground but will resprout.