A genus in the Mint family that includes only 4 species, all aromatic subshrubs with silvery foliage and an open branching habit. The best of these is a native of Pakistan named P. atriplicifolia, and it’s one of the great garden plants of all time.
This semiwoody perennial carries a cloud of small blue flowers on widely arching stems that grow 3-4ft tall and as wide. The effect is a charming, airy haze of soft blue against silvery gray, pungently aromatic foliage.
Bloom begins in July and continues right through September, which makes Perovskia an exceptionally long-blooming perennial. Plants are vigorous and very hardy, ignoring heat, drought, and pests, while always looking fresh. A superb companion for pink Malva, Garden Phlox of every hue, Rudbeckia, Sedum, ornamental Grasses — you get the idea.
- Common Name: Russian Sage
- Hardiness Zone:5-8 S / 5-9 W
- Height: 3-4′
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Blooms In: July-Sept
- Spacing: 24-30″
- Ships as: 3″ Plastic Pot – 25.8 cu. in.