Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman'
- Compact form with upright habit resists flopping
- Blooms summer into autumn
- Fragrant flowers & foliage
This plant has a great upright and compact habit, which means that it does not have to be staked. The fragrant flowers are a beautiful lavender-blue against grey-green leaves. It is deer resistant, drought tolerant once established in the landscape, and attracts hummingbirds. An attractive, long-blooming plant for easy color in the landscape. Perovskia atriplicifolia was named 1995 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cut Flower, Rock Gardens, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Fragrant
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun in well drained soils. Tolerates clay soil, dry, alkaline soils, poor fertility, and salt spray. Cut stems back close to the base in early spring.