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Perovskia atriplicifolia - Russian Sage

Perennials

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

Russian Sage offers a long season of bloom in the summer garden. Perovskia atriplicifolia boasts whorls of two-lipped, tubular, lavender-blue flowers tiered in branched spikes on a bushy upright woody clump of silver-green leaves that are lacy and fragrant. This classic is very attractive to butterflies and bees but not deer!

Additional:

1995 Perennial Plant of the Year, Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant of Merit

Russian Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Russian Sage thrives in full sun and is heat and drought tolerant. Cut back plants to about 6 inches in early spring before new growth begins.

Height:

3-5 Feet

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Spread:

24-36 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Perovskia atriplicifolia

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Attributes
Naturalizing
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Dried Flower
Foliage Color
Silver
Great Companion Plants for Perovskia atriplicifolia
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
Grass, Maiden Grass, Maiden (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sabine Baur')
Creeping Phlox Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Blue')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis Big Bang™ 'Mercury Rising')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea 'Tricolor')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea 'Lemon Drop')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum 'Mr. Goodbud')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold')
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