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Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Longin’ (Russian Sage)

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin'
Russian Sage

Although Russian sage is native to Iran, Pakistan, Tibet and Afghanistan, it is well adapted to our high deserts. This long-lived plant quickly attains a size of 4-5 feet tall and wide. It has fragrant, fine-textured silver-grey foliage, and produces tall sprays of blue flowers in the summer months. Bees are attracted to the blossoms. Russian sage should be cut back hard in the fall months. It can be planted in full sun or part shade, and any well-drained soil. This plant is hardy to -20° and appears to be resistant to rabbits and deer.

Plant Type Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Blue
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 3' - 4' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 3' - 4' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Arrangements, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Cold, Deer, Dry Soil, Rabbit
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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