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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

Russian Sage
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Perovskia atriplicifolia
Principal Common Name Russian Sage
Common Name(s) Russian Sage
Synonym
Description An upright growing shrubby pereinnial with gray green foliage that is deeply lobed and toothed. In spring and summer it is covered with sprays of small lavender-blue flowers
General Comments Russian Sage is generally sold as P. atriplicifolia but most are probably a cross between P. atriplicifolia and P. abrotanoides.
Origin
Nativity Western Central Asia
Height Range 3 - 4 FT
Spread Range 3 - 4 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Fine : Fragrant : Toothed
Form Shrub
Flower Color Lavender-blue
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Butterflies : Color : Container Plant : Cut Flower : Deer resistant : Flower : Fragrance : Seaside tolerant

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