Russian sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Santa Rosa Gardens
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Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
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Genus:  Perovskia
The light, lavender-blue flowers, which attract butterflies to the garden, bloom in July, and often last throughout September. Russian sage is a particularly striking plant when grown along with white, yellow, or orange flowered perennials. Tones down bright yellow in the garden as well. Its silver-gray, deeply cut foliage and stiff stems are striking in the winter. -Santa Rosa Gardens
Care:  Easy to grow in average, well-drained soil. Tolerates dry, alkaline soil and coastal conditions. Drought tolerant. Tends to sprawl or flop.
Propagation:  Root softwood cuttings in late spring, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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