Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description'Sage Advice' Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) has the darkest purple blooms of a Russian Sage to date! Tall, upright spikes of purple florets bloom in summer and continue to bloom for weeks on end. The foliage is an icy green shade, which looks refreshing all season long, even in heat. Plant it along pathways to enjoy the fragrant foliage.
Russian sage is the perfect answer for those hot, dry sites that are hard to fill. Once established, Russian sage truly loves dry and well-draining conditions. It's low maintenance, easy to care for, and deer resistant. This plant looks great anywhere, but we especially love how it looks in cottage gardens!DetailsBotanical name: Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Sage Advice' Patent #: USPP 33,310 Common name: Russian sage Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 28 - 32" x 28 - 32" Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Silver-green or blue-green Season of interest: Midsummer to fall Bloom time: Midsummer, fall Features: Proven winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, naturalizing, specimenHow To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium, well-draining soils. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun). Best flowering occurs in full sun locations. Stems are more likely to flop if plants are grown in part shade. Water: Dry to medium. Water regularly until established. Spacing: 28 - 32 inches apart. Fertilizing: Generally unnecessary but can be applied in spring if needed. Winterizing: No special care is needed. Foliage can remain standing in the winter. Maintenance & pruning: Cut back plants almost to the ground in late winter to early spring as soon as new growth appears. Plants have deep taproots and don't like to move once established.
I just planted it this fall. I will have a better review this spring or summer. My plant did arrive healthy
SO FAR SO GOOD
2 of the plants arrived damaged it seems whoever put them in the box was not careful putting them inside the box (the box was undamaged) and broke several branches from the plants, but both recover well. the ones that arrive without damage are already flowering.
Hello! We apologize you received plants not up to our standards. If you ever receive plants that are damaged, we would be happy to replace them in accordance with our guarantee. It sounds like you're taking great care of your new plants. Happy Gardening!