Russian Sage

About Russian Sage

July 6, 2022
Adams Fairacre Farms

A member of the mint family, perovskia, or Russian Sage, has a strong and pleasing fragrance when the foliage is bruised or crushed. Spires of bright lavender-blue flowers rise above the silver foliage, a potential height and width of 4-5 ft. The perfect addition to a garden in hot, dry areas. Beautiful, rich lavendar color that will last a long time!

Optimal Growing Conditions

Hardiness Zone

Sun Needs
Full Sun

Soil Needs

Water Needs
Dry to medium

Appearance and Characteristics


3-5 ft

2-4 ft

Flower Color
Purple shades

Flower Color
Gray-green shades

Blooming Time
July to October

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Strong, pleasing fragrance
Low maintenance
Drought tolerant
Good for cut flowers
Attracts butterflies
Attracts hummingbirds
Spires of lavender-blue flowers
Good for beds and borders

Read Sue Adams’ Tips for Perennials HERE

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