Hailing from southern Asia, east through Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran to China, Perovskia’s common name alludes to Vasily Perovsky, a Russian general who canvassed the region in the 1850s. This cold-hardy genus is singular for its myriad long-blooming flowers that galvanize hummingbirds, butterflies and bees plus its valiant character that braves deer, rabbits, cold weather as well as dry locales.
This well-behaved hearty perennial debuts branching silver spikes, sporting a long-lasting violet-blue mist comprised of countless, tiny close-set flowers. The dazzling display tarries on firm, erect steel-hued stems lined in tasteful, serrated gray-green leaves. Smaller than the species, with a little less spread, low-maintenance ‘Blue Steel’ grants stately soft-looking accents to mixed borders, cottage gardens and Mediterranean plantings.
Size: 2-1/2' – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/3' wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
Please fill out our Registration Form to receive news of updates to the web site, availability of new plants, give us your feedback, and to be on the mailing list to receive future printed catalogs.