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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 3-5' tall
  • Mature Width: 2-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 2-4' apart

Russian Sage

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Regular price $64.00
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Why plant Russian Sage?

Is there a Spirit that will work harder than Russian Sage to liven up your entryway garden, foundation beds, or patio plantings? Nyet! We don’t think so. This overachiever grows quickly to become a shrubby perennial that is smothered in lavender-blue blossoms for months. Few Spirits can boast such an amazingly long bloom time. The soothing flowers—so easy on the eyes—go with everything in your landscape, whether you favor a color scheme of hot red, orange and yellow, or you’re more a fan of pastels. To top it all off, Russian Sage’s silvery green foliage provides the perfect foil for its light purple blooms.

Russian Sage isn’t really Russian. It’s actually native to western China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey. It’s called Russian because its Latin name is Perovskia, after a 19th century Russian count and general, Vasily Perovsky. Russian Sage was discovered around 1840, and it became valued as a garden plant soon afterwards. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s resilient and easy to grow as well. In the U.S., Russian Sage was one of the first plants to be chosen as Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. It received the honors in 1995.

How to use Russian Sage in the landscape?

Calling all pollinators! All summer and into autumn, Russian Sage’s tiny flowers will attract butterflies to your garden, along with many other happy pollinators. Find out for yourself what the fuss is about—the sweet-tasting blossoms are edible, and you can throw a few on your salad.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

How To Plant Russian Sage

Tough love. Don’t give your Russian Sage protection from the sun or too much water or fertilizer. This easy-care Spirit wants full sun and lean, sharply drained soil. Feel free to trim your plant in summer to shape it or to remove spent flower stems, but hold off from pruning in the fall—leave it standing over the winter. Wait until green buds appear in spring and then cut the plant back to just a few inches above the buds. Russian Sage is generally disease-free, and its aromatic leaves make it unpalatable to deer, rabbits, and other varmints.

How To Water

Water as soon as they arrive! Sage plants need to be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil for proper establishment in the landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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