Model # R003CL

Internet #100668876

OnlinePlantCenter 1 gal. Russian Sage Plant


1 gal. Russian Sage Plant

  • Thrives in Sunny Sites
  • Lavender Blooms in Late Summer
  • Can be a Lavender Replacement in Cold Climates
$19.99 /each

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Product Overview

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




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Customer Questions & Answers

Do these plants carry ticks like other sagebrush?

Asked by: Roonie
Living in Colorado the land of sagebrush no one I asked has ever heard of ticks being in sagebrush. Oak brush not sage brush. No ticks in plants!
Answered by: Soreback
Date published: 2016-05-26

Do these plants do well in shade

Asked by: paul
Hello, Paul. The Russian Sage flowers best in full sun. Besides reduced blooming, the plant has a tendency to flop over in shaded conditions.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2016-09-17

I live in Vancouver where it rains most of the time. I wonder if this Russian sage can withstand so much rain.

Can it be planted in shaded area
Asked by: Lynzie
Yes, the plant will grow well in that zone.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-08-12

Would this plant do okay near a road that gets chloride treatments and soil washout from road? If not, what would???

Asked by: AliceS
Hello, thank you for your question. Russian Sage is normally tolerant of drier, chalky soils that have high pH levels. Because is it considered salt tolerant, usually drought tolerant once established, and also grows well in gravelly soils, it should be a good choice for your particular site.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2016-07-22
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Russian Sage Plant is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Russian Sage What is shipped is small half dried out bare root branch sticks for $20.00
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't order plants on-line I would recommend this product however I would go to the store to pick up - I ordered mine on-line and I am very disappointed how they arrived - I still planted them and I'm hoping for the best. The plant itself is beautiful
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Such a Disappointment Plants came nicely packed, but leaves were already yellow and plant was brittle. Trying to bring them back to live, but VERY disappointed that I wasted money on this.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOT A RUSSIAN SAGE This is NOT a Russian sage. It's a sage, but I'm not sure which one.
Date published: 2013-11-30
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