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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Russian Sage’

Perennial Plant of the Year 1995!¬†Atriplicifolia ‘Russian Sage’ has lavender-blue flowers, on silvery-green foliage that glistens in the sunlight. The aromatic semi-woody shrub grows upright when planted in full sun but will take on a looser form when planted in partial shade. Cut back the stems to 12-15″ after the first frost in the fall. Plant in a well-drained or dry location where a delicate, airy effect is wanted. This shrub takes an upright form unless exposed to too much shade. Excellent in a border, in a grouping, as a hedge, or a specimen. Deer resistant, fragrant, attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers, serve as butterfly nectar sources.


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PR200BAG Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Russian Sage' 25 out of stock $94.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name Russian Sage
Size #1
Height 4'
Spacing 24-36"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Silvery-green
Flower Lavender-blue
Bloomtime July - September

General Information +

General Characteristics: Russian Sage will grow in shady areas, but will not be as full and dense as it would be in the sun. Periodic pruning until mid-summer will produce better growth and a stronger bloom. This 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year is perfect for that area needing a soft, airy effect. Russian sage is a woody-based perennial of the mint family which typically grows 2-4' (less frequently to 5') tall and features finely-dissected, aromatic (when crushed), gray-green leaves on stiff, upright, square stems and whorls of two-lipped, tubular, light blue flowers tiered in branched, terminal panicles (12-15" high). Long summer bloom period.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. In spring, cut back to 6" before the new growth begins. Periodic pruning will produce better growth and a stronger bloom.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.