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    OnlinePlantCenter   1 gal. Russian Sage Plant

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    • Description
      • Thrives in Sunny Sites
      • Lavender Blooms in Late Summer
      • Can be a Lavender Replacement in Cold Climates

      Attractive, semi-woody perennial with elongated, grey-green leaves, which strongly resembles lavender and can be used as a replacement in areas too cold to grow lavender reliably. Tiny, purple-blue, tubular flowers are arranged in whorls along long, 3- 4 ft. tall stems in late summer. Technically, the plant is not a sage; the name most likely comes from the characteristic sage fragrance given off when the leaves are crushed. Has been in cultivation since mid-1800. Plant in moist, well drained soil in full sun; has a tendency to flop in anything less than full sun. Drought tolerant. Cut plants almost to ground in early spring before new growth begins. Versatile plant with a variety of uses: in the middle or back of the perennial border, in the cottage garden, as a foundation plant, and in many other situations. Pairs nicely with ornamental grass, white or yellow flowered perennial, rudbeckia, and coreopsis. Also, used to separate strong color patterns, or as a divider hedge.

      • Assembled dimension : 6 in. W x 6 in. D x 6 in. H
      • Resembles lavender, but more cold hardy
      • Member of the mint family
      • Airy clouds of flowers in late summer
      • 1 gal. pot - state or federal regulations may require this plant to ship as a bare root plant, without pot and without soil
      • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves
      • Performs best in plant growing zones 5 to 9, when grown in other zones, special care requirements will be required
      • Plant ships bare root, with no pot and no soil, to Arizona, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington
      • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 3 ft. away from other plants or structures
      • When shipped as a bare root plant, the shake and ship system has been used to remove soil from roots
    • Specifications
      Additional Characteristics :
      Drought Tolerant
      Annual / Perennial :
      Best Time to Plant :
      Year Round
      Botanical Name :
      Perovskia atriplicifolia
      Common Name :
      Sage Plant
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      Fragrance :
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      Hardiness Zone :
      5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
      Herb Type :
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      Organic :
      Planting Depth (in.) :
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      Returnable :
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      Sun Tolerance :
      Full Sun
      Wildlife Attracted :
      No Wildlife Attracted
      Wildlife Deterred :
      No Wildlife Deterred
    • Reviews

      Ratings & Reviews

      62% of customers recommend this product
      Out of 5:
      • Wonderful plant
      • July 12, 2012
      • Recommended Product

      I have the red sage plant, it is truly a beautiful plant. I love the movement it has when breeze is blowing. Bees & butterflies love it. After plant started to spread, I transplanted it and now have it in several places in garden. It does well in full and partial sun in our hot Florida summer. Has survived several years of winter also.

      Pros Durable, Vibrant Color, Great Quality, easy care
      • DIY


      Polk, FL, USA
      45 to 54, Female
      10 out of 10 people found this helpful
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      By: Kanstey
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