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Russian Sage
Scientific Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth.
Synonym:
Family: Lamiaceae
Russian Sage (Perovskia  atriplicifolia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-24,28-35,37,39
USDA: 5-9

Frost Tolerance: Dormant in winter

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Iran to India

Growth Habits: Woody perennial, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 18 inches spread (45 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water

Propagation: Stem cuttings in summer


The grey leaves of the Russian Sage are scented.
The plant commonly grown in the USA, often sold as 'Blue Spires' is actually an hybrid between Perovskia atriplicifolia and P. abrotanoides.

Cultural Practices:
Grow in well drained soil, in full sun. Prefers alkaline soil. Cut down the Russian Sage in January to induce nicer growth

Blooming Habits:
Long lasting lavender-blue spikes appear in summer, until fall.

Fruiting Habits:


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