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Perovskia atriplicifolia
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia is long blooming even in dry areas
  • Russian sage makes an excellent background plant
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia has tall 4 ft flowers
  • Russian sage lavender blue flowers attract butterflies
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia is drought proof and deer proof
  • Russian sage has great late summer color

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Give your garden a vertical lift ! Beautiful blue spires go on for 10+ weeks despite drought & heat!
Item: #PERAT1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • Blooms over 10+ weeks
  • Superb late summer color!
  • Drought proof & deer proof
  • Beautiful blue spires butterflies will flock to
  • Excellent background plant or low growing hedge
  • Will thrive in poor, but well drained soil
  • Grows up to 4' high
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Perovskia atriplicifolia Description

Perovskia or Russian sage is the perfect answer for those hot, dry sites. This high-performance slightly woody perennial that needs little water yet looks fresh looking in the heat & humidity of summer.

The show begins in mid-summer, when scented, soft gray, narrow stems are covered with masses of sky-blue florets that go on for weeks. These gorgeous blooms make long lasting cut flowers.

Once established, Russian sage truly loves it dry and well drained. Perfect for sunny areas that are not easily accessible to water. Awarded the Perennial Plant of the Year!

This long-blooming perennial favorite makes a superb low growing hedge plant where it combines with long-blooming KnockOut roses, drought-proof sedums, & fragrant coneflowers!

Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Long blooming,

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Perovskia atriplicifolia
  • Common name:
    Russian sage
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
    Dry, Average
  • Soil moisture:
    Normal, Sandy,
  • Height x width:
    36-48" X 36"
  • Flower color:
    Lavender blue
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:None



Soil:  Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils.  Sharp soil drainage is especially important. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils.  
Light: Full 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. Plants have good drought tolerance.
Spacing: 2 - 4 ft.
Fertilizing: Feed with a general purpose, slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Can leave foliage standing in 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 tap roots, and don't like to be moved once established.