Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia atriplicifolia

SKU: S35770
1 for $16.95
Quick Facts
Common Name: Russian Sage
Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Mature Height: 3-4' Spacing: 24-30"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT
Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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Native to Pakistan Perovskia atriplicifolia is a semiwoody perennial (more like a shrub than a perennial) that 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.

A genus in the Mint family that includes only 4 species, all aromatic subshrubs with silvery foliage and an open branching habit. 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.


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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (11 Reviews) Write a Review

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Easy Care, Great Performer

Arrived in great condition, and they come back year after year. Instructions from White Flower Farm were great, too. These also transplant easily. Really beautiful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Both Russian Sage Died

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
Response from White Flower FarmWhite Flower farm, 5 years ago (07/11/18 01:27PM)

Thank you for contacting us. We tried to reach you via the email address provided in the review, but it was returned as undelivered. The plants are fully guaranteed, please contact us at 800-411-6159 or [email protected]

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Thrives in right conditions.

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Easy to grow

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

why the 19.00 shipping charge

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Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow 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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