Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)


Botanical Information

FamilyLamiaceae
GenusPerovskia
Speciesatriplicifolia
CategoryPerennials, Woody
OriginNative to central Asia. 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year

Details

USDA Hardiness Zone5 - 9
USDA Hardiness Ref.
Canadian Hardiness Zone4a
Canada Hardiness Ref.
RHS Hardiness ZoneH3 - H7
RHS Hardiness Ref.
Temperature (°C)-29 - (-1)
Temperature (°F)-20 - 30
Height1 - 1.5 m
Spread0.5 - 1 m
GrowthMedium
Flowering PeriodJuly, August

Description and Growing Information

PropagationBy softwood or semi-ripe cuttings.
CultivationGrows in dry, well-drained soil in full sunlight.
PestsNo serious insect or disease problems.
Notable SpecimensThe A. M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
Leaf DescriptionGrey-green, aromatic leaves growing on upright stems.
Flower DescriptionLight blue, tube-like flowers.

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