Perovskia sp., Russian Sage. Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia sp.

Russian Sage
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Southwestern and Central Asia
USDA Zone: 4-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageBlue, lavender, purple flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Perovskia sp. (Russian Sage) is a small flowering plant native to Southwestern and Central Asia. Growing to a height of 2-5 ft, this plant can be placed in semi-shade or full sun with moderate water. The ornamental foliage and pretty, blue, lavender and purple flowers makes it an attractive addition to any garden. It also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, perfuming the air with its fragrant scent.

When mature, this plant is cold hardy, making it ideal for gardens in USDA Zone 4-9. This small, but strong flowering plant is a favorite for rock gardens, beds and borders because of its low maintenance needs and ability to grow in diverse climates.

When caring for Russian Sage plants, it is important to provide good, organic soil for them to grow in. For best growth, give them a slightly acidic soil. If planted in pots, then ensure the container has drainage holes and prevent the soil from becoming soggy as it may cause root rot. For cold regions, it is best to bring the containers indoors during the winter season to protect the plant from extreme temperatures.

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