Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Common Name

Russian Sage

Plant Description

Silver-green fragrant foliage with long, soft lavender-blue flower spikes persist July through September. Ideal for hot, dry conditions. Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Prune in spring to no lower than 6 inches.


  • Light: Full Sun
  • Height: 36-48"
  • Spread: 36-48"
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Butterflies: YES
  • Hummingbirds: YES
  • Deer-Resistant: YES
  • Drought-Resistant: YES
  • Cut Flower: YES
  • Scented: YES


1995 Perennial Plant of the Year.


Recommended by Plants of Merit and a Roy Diblik favorite.

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