Zones: 4 to 9
Bloom Time: Early summer to fall
Height: 24″ to 48″
Spread: 24″ to 48″
With its gray-green foliage and beautiful purple-blue flowers, Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is one of my favorite full sun perennials.
This is an easy-to-grow plant with a really long bloom time that starts in the summer and continues well into fall.
It’s deer resistant, drought tolerant, and it attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Russian sage 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.