Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

Russian Sage is a woody-based perennial of the mint family which typically grows 2-4' (less frequently to 5') tall and features finely-dissected, aromatic (when crushed), gray-green leaves on stiff, upright, square stems and whorls of two-lipped, tubular, light blue flowers tiered in branched, terminal panicles (12-15" high). Long summer bloom period. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1995).

Zone:
5 to 9

Height:
3.00 to 5.00 feet

Spread:
2.00 to 4.00 feet

Bloom
Time: July to October

Bloom
Description: Lavender / blue

Sun:
Full sun

Water:
Dry to medium

Maintenance:
Low

Flower:
Showy

Leaf:
Fragrant

Tolerate:
Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Air Pollution