Posted on September 05, 2019
The Proven Winners National Plant of the Year campaign seeks to highlight the best of the best from each collection. These are plants that have been carefully observed and chosen for their wide appeal. Selected for 2020 National Perennial of the Year honor is 'Denim n' Lace' Russian Sage.
This compact Perovskia stays tidy in the landscape and resists lodging. Unlike older varieties that would sprawl and run all over the garden, 'Denim 'n Lace' has a refined presence and will form a dense clump. Trials (which have run for nearly a decade), continues to see 'Denim 'n Lace' as the top landscape performer.
Perovskia offer many characteristics sought after by today's gardeners and landscapers. This plant thrives in heat and has low water requirements; a very forgiving option for homeowners. The colorful blue calyxes left behind after flowering also ensure a long season of color going into fall.