Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ is a compact cultivar of the species. This plant needs good drainage and full sun. Think of it as an herb when determining plant site and conditions. If there’s poor drainage, it just won’t make it. It’s common name is Russian sage and the greyish-green (and square - it’s in the mint family) stems have a delightful aroma when crushed (and sometimes even not when crushed). The two-lipped tubular flowers present a real show both from afar and up close from June all the way through frost. This perennial is a great addition to your full sun perennial garden or herb garden.