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perovskia

(pəˈrɒvskɪə)
n
(Plants) a member of the Perovskia genus of aromatic plant native to central Asia, esp Russian sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia
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CHOOSE TOUGH PLANTS FOR A HOT, DRY SUMMER These include: Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound); Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart); Centranthus ruber (red valerian); Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane); Eschscholzia californica (California poppy); Euphorbia myrsinites (broad-leaved glaucous spurge); Gaura lindheimeri (white gaura); Nepeta racemosa (catmint); Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian sage); Salvia sclarea (clary sage); Santolina chamaecyparissus (cotton lavender), and Verbena bonariensis (Argentinian vervain).
Perovskia Blue Spire, known as Russian Sage, is a superb plant which produces both impressive flowers and foliage.
There are a small number of perennials that resent ever being divided, like bleeding hearts (Dicentra), blue false indigo (Baptisia), butterfly weed (Asclepias), gas plant (Dictamnus), hellebores (Helleborus), lavender (Lavendula), Russian sage (Perovskia) and sea holly (Eryngium).
Sharp cuts Prune buddleja, bush roses and perovskia that flower on the new season's growth plus cornus and salix grown specifically for their brightly coloured winter stems.
| SUMMER-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, perovskia, buddleja and deciduous ceanothus should be chopped to encourage new growth.
| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja and deciduous ceanothus (for example, Gloire de Versailles) usually flower on new growth so a good chop now will stimulate plenty of this.
All members of the mint family - usually recognisable by having a square stem - have aromatic foliage and include lavender, perovskia, rosemary, salvias, thyme, nepeta and of course mint itself.
When lavender finishes flowering, Perovskia or Russian sage takes up the reins and produces an equally beautiful purple haze of flowers with aromatic silver-grey foliage.
| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus (eg Gloire de Versailles) usually flower on new growth, so a good chop now will stimulate this.
| SUMMER-FLOWERING shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus usually flower on new growth, so a good chop now will stimulate this.
officinalis and Perovskia atriplicifolia (Lamiaceae) EOs at very low dosages (LD5).
Kazempour, The antimicrobial activity of essential oil from Perovskia abrotanoides karel and its main components, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 71, 343 (2009).