Zones: 4 to 9
Bloom Time: Early summer to fall
Height: 2′ to 4′
Spread: 2′ to 4′
With its gray-green foliage and beautiful purple flowers, Russian Sage is one of my favorite full sun perennials.
It’s deer resistant, drought tolerant, and it attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
It also requires absolutely no maintenance…no fertilizing, deadheading or dividing.
You can cut it shorter in the spring to control its size if you want to, but otherwise pruning is not necessary, either.