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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

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Description

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a wonderful, fragrant addition to the garden, blooming for more than two months in the late summer and fall. Small blue flowers contrast with gray, finely dissected leaves on a widely branched, clump-forming, hardy perennial. Once its root system has become established in the second year of growth, this becomes a perfect plant for very hot, dry, sunny garden settings. Plantings can reach 5 feet in height and spread an equal distance. Rabbits, voles, and deer find the foliage and flowers disagreeable. Russian sage brings a fine, airy texture to the perennial border, and is an example of ethereal excellence.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Blue, Lavender
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9