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Russian Sage

Botanical Name
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
9
Height
3 to 5 feet
Width
30 to 36 inches
Flowers
Mid summer to fall: blue
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained to dry
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 30 to 36 inches apart
  • Drought tolerant
  • Older plants may need support
  • Prune entire plant back to 4 inches in late winter
  • Trim back new season growth half way once it reaches 12 inches in height for fuller, more compact growth
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Little Spire - 30 inches, compact version of species
  • Longin - narrower and more upright, leaves not as finely divided
  • Filgran - more compact 30 inches, leaves more finely divided
  • Blue Spires - 4'x3', profusion of violet-blue flowers, deeply divided leaves

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