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A picture of a Russian Sage

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia atriplicifolia 2 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images

Perovskia atriplicifolia 3
Perovskia atriplicifolia 2011.08.05
Perovskia atriplicifolia 7
Perovskia atriplicifolia leave
Perovskia-atriplicifolia-2

Overview

Perovskia atriplicifolia is a deciduous perennial that typically grows to around 1.2m high. Produces white, woody-based stems with finely divided grey-green foliage and purple-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers arranged in terminal, branched inflorescences. Flower buds and stems to some extent are covered in fine downy hairs.