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Russian Sage is a vigorous, hardy, heat loving, drought tolerant blue-flowered perennial that makes a big show in the garden. A great companion plant to ornamental grasses. (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU ABLUWXX

Plant Information

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.

Associated SKUs
ABLUWXX
124PER (Plant - 2.5" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLUW31 (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Russian Sage
Botanical Name Perovskia atriplicifolia
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
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
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsRussian Sage
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Hardy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Large areas (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6), Master gardener (4), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Plant is a Beauty!

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...Read complete review

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!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

So-so

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...Read complete review

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

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Perfect for my front garden

By 

from Eagan mn

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

Using these for a large garden with utility boxes to camaflouge them.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

very happy

By 

from wyoming

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

    arrived healthy and have thrived

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good grower

    By 

    from dELAWARE

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

      Put plant in sunny location. Grew well and no deer damage

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      attractive color

      By 

      from Harmony Pa

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

        This should grow much larger in the second season. Easy care plant.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great plant!

        By 

        from West Chester, PA

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

          The plants arrived in good condition, tolerated some dry times as we got them planted and look great. They are now 3 to 4 feet tall with honey and bumble bees all over them. Great plants!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It is thriving.

          By 

          from St. Michaels, MD

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Container
            • Garden
            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

            Small but healthy when it arrived. Did well when planted in a container and survived being replanted into the ground when I moved. Hasn't grown much after having a growth spurt, so I'm hoping being grounded will encourage it to continue growing.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Survived in spite of me

            By 

            from Elizabeth City, NC

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Russian Sage:

                Took a chance ordering from this company for the first time ever. I was not disappointed. Received the item as promised during their anticipated date of delivery. It was packed well to survive the shipping process and adapted quickly to its new surroundings. Would definitely order from this company again in the future.

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this priduct again!

                By 

                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 

                  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 

                  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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Great Plant

                    By 

                    from Bend, OR

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                    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 

                      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 

                          from Dallas, Texas

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          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 

                          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.

                          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This Plant is a Beauty!

                          By 

                          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!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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