Plant Type: Perennials
Airy spikes of lavender-blue flowers top strong stems with small, finely dissected, silvery-green leaves. Its loose, open habit makes this perennial an effective filler in the back of the border.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
The ideal plant for hot, dry climates! Russian Sage is classified as a subshrub or woody perennial. It performs very well in full sun and any well-drained soil. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal, and few pests bother this plant. If pruning is necessary, do so in Spring when new growth appears. Prune back to just above the lowest bud.
Flower ColorLavendar blue
Plant Spread20-30 in.
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Hyssop-Anise (Agastache ), Mallow-Tree (Malva sylvestris mauritiana), Monkshood-Azure (Aconitum fischeri), Starflowers (Boltonia asteroides)
Plant Height36-48 in.
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Drought Tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Salt Tolerant, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Dried Flower, Border, Mass Plant
Critter ResistanceDeer resistant