Russian Sage isn’t a true Sage (genus name Salvia) but instead is from the genus Perovskia. Russian Sage feature long, wispy wands of lavender or blue flower and silvery foliage. This plant is a long season bloomer; from summer to fall, it shows off it’s large (bloom spikes up to a foot long!). The aromatic, silvery leaves are striking; the serrated leaves give the plant a fine texture with pairs wonderfully with larger leafed plants or stones. Large varieties may need staking later in the season. Groupings of Russian Sage create a dramatic backdrop for smaller perennials and work well in a border planting.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Plant in well-drained soils
- Drought tolerant once established
- Plant size varies with specific variety
- Deer resistant
- Large varieties can provide privacy