Scientific Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth.
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Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Frost Tolerance: Dormant in winter
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Iran to India
Growth Habits: Woody perennial, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 18 inches spread (45 cm)
Watering Needs: Little to moderate water
Propagation: Stem cuttings in summer
The grey leaves of the Russian Sage are scented.
The plant commonly grown in the USA, often sold as 'Blue Spires' is actually an hybrid between Perovskia atriplicifolia and P. abrotanoides.
Grow in well drained soil, in full sun. Prefers alkaline soil. Cut down the Russian Sage in January to induce nicer growth
Long lasting lavender-blue spikes appear in summer, until fall.