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Perovskia atriplicifolia - Russian Sage

Perennials

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia or Russian Sage offers a long season of bloom in the summer garden. Perovskia boasts whorls of 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

Russian Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Plants have good drought tolerance. Best flowering occurs in full sun locations. 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)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Attributes
Great Foliage
Cut Flower
Mass Planting
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Naturalizing
Focal Point
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Silver
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