Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia atriplicifolia

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SKU: F35770
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Russian Sage
Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Height: 3-4' Spacing: 24-30"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid September 2018, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

Product Details

A genus in the Mint family that includes only 4 species, all aromatic subshrubs with silvery foliage and an open branching habit. The best of these is a native of Pakistan named, and it's one of the great garden plants of all time. This semiwoody perennial (more like a shrub than a perennial) carries a cloud of small blue flowers on widely arching stems that grow 3–4′ tall and as wide. The effect is a charming, airy haze of soft blue against silvery gray, pungently aromatic foliage.

Bloom begins in July and continues right through September, which makes Perovskia an exceptionally long-blooming perennial. Plants are vigorous and very hardy, ignoring heat, drought, and pests, while always looking fresh. A superb companion for pink Malva, Garden Phlox of every hue, Rudbeckia, Sedum, ornamental Grasses—you get the idea.

For more information on the growing and care of Perovskia, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


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A viewer from CT

I had two of these plants and neither made it the second year. The plants sent were quite small. Happy with the other plants from White Flower Farm but these were a huge disappointment

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Both Russian Sage Died

A viewer from Ohio

I had two of these plants and neither made it the second year. The plants sent were quite small. Happy with the other plants from White Flower Farm but these were a huge disappointment

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Thrives in right conditions.

Weeding specialist from Storrs, CT

Gorgeous. I use it as a border and it keeps deer away. I suspect negative reviews could be due to not enough drainage, not enough full sun.

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Easy to grow

A viewer from Central Oregon

I planted 3 of these, and in fact one of these was from a cutting of the other two. They are beautiful and so easy to grow. In spring, cut at least 7-8 inches off the top, and they will bloom like crazy. Always healthy.

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shipping is outrageous

A viewer from Cody, wy

why the 19.00 shipping charge

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: pe-rof'skee-uh 

Plant Perovskia in full sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.

Leave the silvery stems standing over winter; prune back to just 8–12″ in early spring. In cold-winter climates, plants may be killed back to the ground but will resprout.


Perovskia atriplicifolia
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