Model # R003CL

Internet # 100668876

1 Gal. Russian Sage Plant

$19.99 /each



Model # R003CL

Internet # 100668876

Attractive, semi-woody perennial with elongated, grey-green leaves, which strongly resembles lavender and can be used as a replacement in areas too cold to grow lavender reliably. Tiny, purple-blue, tubular flowers are arranged in whorls along long, 3- 4 ft. tall stems in late summer. Technically, the plant is not a sage; the name most likely comes from the characteristic sage fragrance given off when the leaves are crushed. Has been in cultivation since mid-1800. Plant in moist, well drained soil in full sun; has a tendency to flop in anything less than full sun. Drought tolerant. Cut plants almost to ground in early spring before new growth begins. Versatile plant with a variety of uses: in the middle or back of the perennial border, in the cottage garden, as a foundation plant, and in many other situations. Pairs nicely with ornamental grass, white or yellow flowered perennial, rudbeckia, and coreopsis. Also, used to separate strong color patterns, or as a divider hedge.

  • Assembled dimension : 6 in. W x 6 in. D x 6 in. H
  • Resembles lavender, but more cold hardy
  • Member of the mint family
  • Airy clouds of flowers in late summer
  • 1 Gal. pot - state or federal regulations may require this plant to ship as a bare root plant, without pot and without soil
  • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 5 to 9, when grown in other zones, special care requirements will be required
  • Plant ships bare root, with no pot and no soil, to Arizona, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 3 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the shake and ship system has been used to remove soil from roots


Mature Height (in.) 
36 in 
Mature Width (in.) 
36 in 
Additional Characteristics 
Drought Tolerant 
Blossom Color 
Botanical Name 
Perovskia atriplicifolia 
Hardiness Zone 
Shipped As 
Sun Tolerance 
Full Sun 
Water Requirements 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russian Sage Came super fast, boxes were loaded with packing peanuts around the plants. Roots were still wet from last watering even in high summer temperatures. Plants were healthy and have planted well. Loaded with flowers and look like they will survive. Came in pots not bare rooted. A bit different from the other Russian sage plants I have. I will buy live plants from again! September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful plant I have the red sage plant, it is truly a beautiful plant. I love the movement it has when breeze is blowing. Bees & butterflies love it. After plant started to spread, I transplanted it and now have it in several places in garden. It does well in full and partial sun in our hot Florida summer. Has survived several years of winter also. July 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Russian Sage So far so good. These 3 plants were carefully shipped bare-root.We received and planted them in soil in 3 pots. They appear to now be thriving and there is some new green growth on all 3 plants. September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Russian Sage I have bought a Russian Sage from Home Depot, I live in the Southern Calif. Desert instructions on plant state " low water " bit your page here states "Medium water " which is it ?? I'm getting yellow leaves, it's in full sun. This plant was bought in a " Smart Plant " pot drought tolerant. July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NOT A RUSSIAN SAGE This is NOT a Russian sage. It's a sage, but I'm not sure which one. November 30, 2013
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