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Russian Sage
(Perovskia atriplicifolia)



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Attractive, semi-woody perennial with elongated, gray-green leaves, which strongly resembles lavender and can be used as a replacement in areas too cold to grow lavender reliably. Tiny, purple-blue, tubular flowers are arranged along long, 3-4 ft. tall stems in late summer. Technically, the plant is not a sage; the name most likely comes from the characteristic sage fragrance given off when the leaves are crushed. Has been in cultivation since mid-1800's. Plant in moist, well drained soil in full sun; has a tendency to flop in anything less than full sun. Drought tolerant. Cut plants almost to ground in early spring before new growth begins. Versatile plant with a variety of uses: in the middle or back of the perennial border, in the cottage garden, as a foundation plant, and in many other situations. Pairs nicely with ornamental grass, white or yellow flowered perennial, rudbeckia, and coreopsis. Also, used to separate strong color patterns, or as a divider hedge.

Botanical Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia
Ships As: 1 gallon pot
Cannot Ship To: AK  AZ  CA  ID  MT  NV  OR  UT  WA  


Deciduous
Hardiness Zones: 5 - 6
Mature Height: 36 (inches tall)
Mature Width: 36 (inches wide)
Group Plantings & Hedge Spacing 36 (inches on center)
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Preference: Any
Soil Moisture Preference: Moist yet well drained Drought tolerant once established
Sun Preference: Full sun 6+ hrs per day
Deer Resistant: Yes
Bloom Season: Summer
Dormancy: May ship in a dormant state with bare branches and no leaves


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