Perovskia is neither Russian nor a sage. The cultivars of Russian sage are only slightly different, with more or less divided foliage and more or less gray foliage that has a pungent sagelike scent. When they bloom, the soft gray stems and leaves taper to a foot or more of blue flowers. Russian sages hae a tendency to fall forward or backwards into a semi-prostrate state so are well sited at the tops of walls and stairways or banks, where this habit can be used to advantage. The demand full sun for best performance. Companion plants include grasses, artemisia, gaura, salvia, rudbeckia and echinacea.
- Common Name: Russian Sage
- Zone: 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
- Bloom: Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall
- Growth: Over 48 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
- Water: Average