1995 Blue Russian Sage
Botanical Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia
Russian sage was relatively unknown until it made Perennial of the Year in 1995. It is considered to be a sub shrub, similar to lavender, meaning that the stems become quite woody as they grow. Russian sage should be cut back to a height of 6 to 8 inches in the Spring. Blessed with lacy silver/green foliage, spikes of lavender/blue flowers create a purple haze in the garden through July and August. Growing about 36 inches high and wide, this tough specimen is hardy to Zone 3, salt tolerant and will
grow in poor soils. Hot, dry areas is where this plant will perform at its best.