See more ideas about Russian sage, Plants, Perennials. Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a hardy perennial plant that produces long-lasting blue flowers from summer to fall. Perovski, a Russian governor, and its scent mimics sage, it is not native to Russia nor is it a member of the Salvia genus. It's mind-expanding to start thinking about all the wonderful ways plants can be woven together in the landscape. Winter care: Rarely daunted by harsh winters; but in colder zones, cover plants with a layer of mulch for extra protection. The plant is native to central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tibet and grown as a landscaping plant in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones. Russian sage belongs to a class of shrubs called subshrubs. Foot-long flower heads infuse strong drama into plantings. Russian sage scientifically known as Perovskia atriplicifolia is a deciduous woody shrub in the mint family (Lamiaceae). The following is a guide to the dangers of growing Russian sage. Agastache Ava, Helianthus Santa Fe and Blue Spires Russian Sage (Perovskia) Here are some combinations that work very well. Russian sage is also great for the garden as it attracts butterflies, and it is a lovely cut flower to bring into your home for a burst of scent and colour. With its tall wispy wands of lavender or blue flowers and grey-green silvery foliage, Russian sage, a hardy perennial, is a great addition to a garden as it can act as a specimen plant or provide great contrast to other plants with its texture and color. A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Russian Sage and Lilies of the Nile Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blue and purple perennial flowers. Russian sage forms a purple haze in gardens starting in mid- to late summer with its purple spires of bloom. Do not prune after the plant flowers in mid-summer. The fuzzy flowers are whorled around silver-gray stems, forming an unusual and eye-catching scene. Proper spring Russian sage pruning prepares the way for a spectacular flower show. Plant these wonderful perennial plants near a pool where they can be reflected for double the pleasure. Feb 10, 2020 - Explore DeAnne Dillard's board "RUSSIAN SAGE" on Pinterest. Make sure to prune hard in late spring to ensure strong new growth. Russian sage is a beautiful perennial with small blue flowers that is neither Russian nor sage.Though it has the aroma of sage when the leaves are crushed, the plant is inedible and actually can be quite poisonous. It can also be difficult because of the plant’s woody base. Some are concepts (contrasting flower shapes) and some are specific plant combinations. Unlike other mint family plants, the roots of Russian sage do not spread rampantly, so division is rarely required. Although it is named after B.A. New growth comes each year from a woody base, and flowering is on the new growth. Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region, recognizable by its soft, light gray–green leaves.A member of the mint family, sage has an earthy, sweet-yet-savory flavor that makes it the perfect addition to heavy, robust dishes like sausage, stuffing, cured meats, winter squash recipes, and creamy pasta dishes.