Although Russian sage is native to Iran, Pakistan, Tibet and Afghanistan, it is well adapted to our high deserts. This long-lived plant quickly attains a size of 4-5 feet tall and wide. It has fragrant, fine-textured silver-grey foliage, and produces tall sprays of blue flowers in the summer months. Bees are attracted to the blossoms. Russian sage should be cut back hard in the fall months. It can be planted in full sun or part shade, and any well-drained soil. This plant is hardy to -20° and appears to be resistant to rabbits and deer.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub

Size (H x W): 5ft x 5ft

Flower Color: Blue

Hardiness: Zone 5: -20˚F

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