Perovskia atriplicifolia - Russian Sage #5 MS
Russian sage is a herbaceous woody perennial or subshrub that’s easy to grow and virtually maintenance free once established. The attractive tubular flowers, which bloom over an exceptionally long time, are a favorite of hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9, Russian sage will benefit from winter protection in colder regions. Most varieties reach 2-3 feet tall and wide, though some can be larger. Russian sage has good heat and drought tolerance, making it suitable for waterwise landscapes. This versatile perennial plant is useful as filler in a mixed border and can also be planted as hedging, massed in the landscape, or in containers.
Russian sage prefers medium to dry soil, and is drought tolerant once established. Overwatering can cause disease and root rot. Water regularly through the first growing season to encourage a deep root system.