Russian Sage

Decidedly Fragrant Foliage

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Russian Sage

Decidedly Fragrant Foliage

  • Long summertime bloom period
  • Grows 3-4 ft. tall
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Drought tolerant, once established
  • Deer-resistant perennial
Adds refreshing blue color throughout the summer months! Russian Sage is a low-maintenance perennial that grows 3-4 ft. tall. Its finely dissected, grey-green leaves provide a pretty backdrop for the blue flower panicles. The leaves are aromatic when crushed, and the flowers attract butterflies. Whether massed or grown as a specimen plant, Russian Sage is sure to delight. This 1995 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year is deer resistant and drought tolerant. Grows best in full sun. Zones 4-9.
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  • Botanical Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia
  • Height: 3 - 4 feet
  • Spacing: 2 1/2 - 5 feet
  • Spread:3 - 4 feet
  • Light Required:Full Sun
  • Color: Violet-Blue.
  • Size: Potted
  • Blooms: Mid to late summer for several weeks.
  • Fruit: Insignificant, dry capsules with tiny nutlets.
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Form: Herbaceous perennial. Nodding clusters of trumpet-shaped 1 inch long flowers.
  • Flower Form: Small, two-lipped, like tiny snapdragons, in airy 9-12" long panicles on the stem ends.
  • Soil Requirements: Average well-drained soil. Does not like wet feet.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast depending on warmth.
  • Pruning: Cut back in early spring. Can prune back all the way to the lowest bud. Late winter, early spring.
  • Foliage: Gray-green leaves are opposite on the stems and narrowly ovate, 1-2" long, 1/3 - 3" margins with serrated edges.

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