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Russian Sage

Russian Sage is a very popular blue-flowered perennial that makes a big show in the garden. (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 36-48" tall, 24-30" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 124PER
Common Name Russian Sage
Botanical Name Perovskia atriplicifolia
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Silvery green leaves.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This plant is one almost every gardener loves. Blue is the rarest color in flowers, and Russian Sage provides brilliant blue by the bushel. Lovely bright blue spikes continue for weeks and weeks on these rather large plants, making them a must in almost every perennial garden.
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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Reviews

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American MeadowsRussian Sage
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Pest resistant (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Long bloom time (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (4)
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    5.0

    I would buy this priduct again!

    By cfb

    from Soulsbyville, CA

    About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Erosion Control
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

      Planting it on the steep hill with other perennials and grasses.

       
      5.0

      My russian sage are Flourishing

      By Jesse A.

      from Firestone, CO

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

      We received are product in a timely fashion. Of the 24 plants, only 2 have had a rough time (seems 6.5 inches of rain in two hours, 17.5 in three days)due to being at the lowest point on our property. The did well. Can't wait till next year to see how they really take off! Thanks

       
      4.0

      Hot start killed it

      By Lin

      from Stockton

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

        This was delivered late for our early, hot summer. I set out six plants, and one survived. I kept them watered, but the full sun was too much for five of them. Sixth pulled through and is thriving now.

         
        5.0

        A Great Plant

        By A lover of plants

        from Bend, OR

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Erosion Control
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

          This is the easiest plant to grow. Mine are in their second year, and they are doing so well with the new growth. I took a clipping from one last year, and so I now have three. They are healthy without any additives of fertilizers. I am looking so forward to two months from now when they will bloom like mad!

           
          2.0

          So-so

          By Beckyspokane

          from Spokane, wa

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

              2/3 I bought died within 3 days, all are planted as directed in the tag and are even in the same area (soil conditions/ sunlight) so it's pretty disappointing I was also looking forward to the fast growing so far it has not

               
              1.0

              Disappointed in quality of plant

              By Beda

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

                    I bought seven Russian sages; they were all small, undeveloped, puny, and I don't expect any of them to make it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    wonderful for xeriscape

                    By Wendy, native CA

                    from SF Bay interior valley

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fragrant
                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Pest Resistant
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Toughdrought Tolerant

                    Cons

                    • Deciduous
                    • Perennial Border
                    • Xeriscape

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Slope
                    • Large Areas
                    • Perennial Border
                    • Raised Beds
                    • Xeriscape

                    Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

                    Planted this on a large slope with clay soil, no irrigation and full sun in a semi-xericspe perennial flower bed. The fine airy texture made a nice backdrop for echinacea. It does go dormant in the winter in USDA zone9. The remaining white stems are attractive however, they need to be cut back in early spring before the new growth begins. The stems can be somewhat brittle and can be blown over in high winds. The foliage has a pleasant minty fragrance when brushed against though some may consider it medicinal. A dwarf version is 'Little Spires'. A nice alternative to lavender.
                    Please ignore the cons--meant to enter it in the 'best use' box and couldn't erase it.

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This Plant is a Beauty!

                    By Pat

                    from Great Falls, VA

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • The deer ignore it
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors
                      • Pool Area

                      Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

                      I live in the woods with lots of shade and deer. I only plant perennials because I'm basically lazy. I prefer a more natural look to my garden than a professional or showy look. This plant fits in perfectly--it comes back stronger year after year. It is attractive but doesn't overpower the look. I've ordered more that will be delivered next week because I want to put some near the pool!

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                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                        All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                        Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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