I visited a bunch of gardens in New Jersey a couple of weeks ago, and one of the most surprising was Colonial Park Gardens in Somerset. It was blazing sun by the time I got there, so these photos aren’t the greatest, but WOW, the Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia, USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9) was kicking! This garden relies on it heavily, and successfully. Check it out in a variety of settings.
I’ve talked to a lot of people who have trouble growing Russian sage, saying that it doesn’t come back reliably for them year to year. I’ve also talked to a couple of people who say that the key is to wait until spring to cut back the dead foliage. What’s your experience?? Comment below…
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