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Russian Sage

Scientific Name:

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Russian Sage
Photo by Tracie Bowers

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Common Name(s):
Russian Sage

Categories:
Perennials, shrub

Comment:
The pungent scent of the grayish green leaves of Perovskia becomes apparent when they are crushed or brushed against. The tall, clear blue flower spikes lend a cool, airy look to the garden. Cut plants back to 12 in. after the first hard frost. Pervoskia is drought tolerant and resistant to damage by deer

Season:

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Russian Sage with Bee
Photo by
Tracie Bowers

Summer to fall

Height:
3-5 Ft.

Flowering Period:
Mid to late summer

Flower Color:
Light Blue, Lavender

Usage:
Ground cover for open areas, specimen plant

Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9

Propagation:
Tip cuttings in Summer, Seeds

Exposure:
Full sun

Soil:
Well drained

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Origins:
Afghanistan to Tibet

Pollinator(s) Attracted:
Bees, Butterflies

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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