Russian Sage has airy
spires of lavender-blue flowers on branches of silvery-green. This
plant has so many good characteristics - we don't understand why
it is so under used in the garden. The foliage is feathery
and finely cut providing a very nice element of texture to the landscape.
The blooms are a beautiful shade of lavender-blue that appear from
midsummer through fall - a time when most gardens are beginning
to fade from summers heat. The plants grow from 3 to 4 feet
tall and make an excellent backdrop for many late blooming perennials
such as Black Eyed Susan's and Heliopsis. Add to the list that
Russian Sage is extremely hardy and will grow in nearly all parts
of the US - plus it is drought tolerant! Perovskia was
named Perennial Plant of the Year in 1995.
Perovskia ( Russian Sage)
Plants should be planted in full sun in a garden
soil that has been moderately amended with organic materials.
Soil needs to be well drained - Russian Sage does not like constantly
wet feet. Feed in early spring with a top dressing of composted
manure and bone meal. Liquid feed again in late spring,
just before it gets hot, with fish emulsion or seaweed extract.
Plants are considered very drought tolerant once established - however
new plants should be watered until the roots have taken hold.
Do not over water - allow the soil to dry between waterings.
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| Culture Guide |
Zone: 3 - 9
Blooms: July -Sep
Height: 36" - 48"
Light: full sun
Soil: average / well drained
Size Shipped: 4.5" pot and bare root plants
Culture Guide Explained