Russian Sage

 

Not to be mistaken with any of the other Sage’s (Salvia sp.), Russian Sage is in fact a member of the mint family.  It’s gray green foliage is quite aromatic with crushed and it’s spikes of purple flowers tower over many plants you may have in your garden.  They prefer dry soil and should be cut back after flowering.

Divide the plants every 4-6 years in the Spring.

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 3-5′
  • Width: 2-3′
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Light blue
  • Foliage Colour: Gray/green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fragrant, attractive foliage, cut and dried flowers, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 4-9

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