Perovskia atriplicifolia

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Russian Sage

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Wonderful aromatic silver, lacy foliage is very ornamental before bursting into a bloom of lavender-blue in the late summer.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

PPA Perennial Plant of the Year 1995

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Give Perovskia plenty of room!
It is one of those perennials that is almost a woody plant, but can die back to the ground in this area.

When to Divide

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Good Companions

Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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