Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

A shrubby deciduous perennial that is neither a sage, nor native to Russia, despite its common name of Russian Sage. Native to western Asia, this vigorous and hardy drought-tolerant plant is a popular selection because of its ability to attract pollinators, and its summer display of airy, branched stalks of lavender-blue flowers above a bed of fine, aromatic, gray-green leaves. Thriving in summer heat, this makes a wonderful companion to perennial borders and beds, containers, or mass planted on a hillside as showy groundcover.


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Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia
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Approximate size upon delivery*

1 gallon, 8"h x 9"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.