|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: February 16, 2007
The Russian Sage is also known by the name Perovskia. It blooms during
the summer and requires full sun. It can grow from 3 to 5 feet tall. The
Russian Sage is a woody plant or shrub plant. The Perovskia is growable in
zones 4 through 9 and can get by with little care or attention.
The Russian Sage will look good and requires similar care to plants like
Coneflowers, Threadleaf Coreopsis,
Daylilies, and other late bloomers. Add some Purple Fountain Grass or Feather
Reed Grass for all year beauty.
It requires little care; just a little water and a lot of sun. The Perovskia
can become floppy when planted in too much shade. The leaves are like lace,
very fine and almost "airy". The soil should be well drained and can be sandy
or loamy with good results. If your garden soil isn't well drained then add
sand to the mix.