Russian sage

Perovskia abrotanoides

Russian sage - Perovskia abrotanoides

Common Name: Russian sage
Genus: Perovskia
Species: abrotanoides

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

  • Other features: when crushed the foliage smells strongly of sage


Clusters of long lasting violet-blue flowers on upright grey-white shoots in August and September and deeply-cut and lobed grey-green leaves. This deciduous sub-shrub is perfect for a sunny well-drained shrub or mixed border.

  • Garden care: In March cut back to the permanent framework of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant


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