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How to grow Russian sage

How to grow Russian sage. The Russian sage bush or plant – (Peroviskia artiplicifolia)

Russian Sage Plant

How to grow russian sage
Russian Sage next to a west rock wall.

How to grow Russian sage

This plant thrives in and around the Southwest it has tall spikey limbs that are a bright lavender blue color.  The foliage is a silver gray color.  It starts to bloom in late spring until about early fall.  It does well in a rock garden or Xeriscape landscape.  Plant it in full hot sun do not plant in the shade as it will sprawl and spring out in places you might not want!  The best time to plant it is in early spring or mid-fall.

Russian Sage Drought Resistant?

Once it becomes established it is very drought tolerant. It does tolerate poor soil and grows about 4-5 ft. tall and wide.  It is also good for container gardening.  This plant is somewhat invasive best to give it lots of room to grow.

Russian Sage can be propagated by separating clumps of plant roots and all.  Place new clump in a good well-drained container.  Use topsoil or potting mix water about every other day during the spring season.  Once it shows new growth it’s time to plant in the ground.

It is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 10.  Look up your USDA hardiness zone here.

How to grow Russian sage
Russian Sage – Photo Credit Doreen Wynja

 

Paul Guzman – General Manager of Guzman’s Greenhouse. Gardener, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Webmaster of Guzmansgreenhouse.com

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