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Model # R003CL

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1 gal. Russian Sage Plant

  • Thrives in Sunny Sites
  • Lavender Blooms in Late Summer
  • Can be a Lavender Replacement in Cold Climates
$ 17 80
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Product Overview

  • Thrives in Sunny Sites
  • Lavender Blooms in Late Summer
  • Can be a Lavender Replacement in Cold Climates
Attractive, semi-woody perennial with 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 flowers appear in late summer along long, 3- 4 ft. tall stems. Technically, the plant is not a sage; the name most likely comes from the characteristic sage fragrance given off when the leaves are crushed. Drought tolerant. 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.
  • 1995 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year
  • Resembles lavender, but more cold hardy
  • Has been in cultivation since mid-1800
  • Airy clouds of flowers in late summer
  • Ships in a 6 in. round (1-gal.) black nursery pot
  • Plant in moist, well drained soil in full sun; has a tendency to flop in anything less than full sun
  • Performs best in USDA plant Zones 5 to 9, it is not suggested to plant in other Zones
  • Cut plants almost to ground in early spring before new growth begins
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 3 ft. away from other plants or structures

Product Overview

  • Thrives in Sunny Sites
  • Lavender Blooms in Late Summer
  • Can be a Lavender Replacement in Cold Climates
Model #: R003CL
Internet #: 100668876

Attractive, semi-woody perennial with 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 flowers appear in late summer along long, 3- 4 ft. tall stems. Technically, the plant is not a sage; the name most likely comes from the characteristic sage fragrance given off when the leaves are crushed. Drought tolerant. 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.

  • 1995 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year
  • Resembles lavender, but more cold hardy
  • Has been in cultivation since mid-1800
  • Airy clouds of flowers in late summer
  • Ships in a 6 in. round (1-gal.) black nursery pot
  • Plant in moist, well drained soil in full sun; has a tendency to flop in anything less than full sun
  • Performs best in USDA plant Zones 5 to 9, it is not suggested to plant in other Zones
  • Cut plants almost to ground in early spring before new growth begins
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 3 ft. away from other plants or structures

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height
24
Planting Depth (in.)
6

Details

Additional Characteristics
Drought Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Botanical Name
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name
Sage Plant
Edible Type
Herb
Fragrance
Slight
Growth Habit
Clumping
Hardiness Zone
5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Herb Type
Assorted
Organic
No
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
24
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height
24
Planting Depth (in.)
6

Details

Additional Characteristics
Drought Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Botanical Name
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name
Sage Plant
Edible Type
Herb
Fragrance
Slight
Growth Habit
Clumping
Hardiness Zone
5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Herb Type
Assorted
Organic
No
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
24
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

I live in north Georgia, when can I plant this? And is this deer resistant like other sages

ZIP Code 30004
Asked by: LM
It does seem to be deer resistant. I live in a deeply rural area, and neither the deer nor my livestock have ever bothered my Russian sage. As I recall, North Georgia gets fairly cold in the winter and has a lot more interesting lay of the land than the flat land south of it. I imagine you can plant anytime that's not winter, given that these plants are already a good size. I planted mine in broiling heat, but I'm apparently more bothered by it more than they. I'd have them in the ground before fall so that they are fully established by winter, but other than that, I cannot imagine Russian sage having any problems in North Georgia. They are a wonderful plant that adapt to any number of soils and weather conditions.
Answered by: NMcL
Date published: 2018-07-03

Do these plants carry ticks like other sagebrush?

Asked by: Roonie
Sage should have a general tendency to repel ticks. However, if you have ticks in your area, they will seek out tall plants in order to drop onto passing animals. Having a barrier of mulch--particularly cedar mulch--between wilderness areas and your lawn and yard can discourage ticks from getting into your yard in the first place. Plants like lemongrass and sage are less likely to harbor ticks because they repel many insects.
Answered by: Poopdujour
Date published: 2018-03-01

Do these plants do well in shade

Asked by: Paul
No
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2018-08-07

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
No.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2018-08-07
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Russian Sage Plant is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 plants ordered arrived in good condition in 1 gallon... 2 plants ordered arrived in good condition in 1 gallon pots. Plants were secured in pots with newspaper and tape. Pots were packed in Styrofoam peanuts. Plants were healthy and are doing great. Only complaint is they were a bit overpriced but I have 1 year guarantee returnable thru local store.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 1 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-06-19
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Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-05-22
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 5 out of 5 by from I ordered three of the Russian sage plants. They've gotten hard to find locally, and Home Depot h... I ordered three of the Russian sage plants. They've gotten hard to find locally, and Home Depot had a good price on the 1-gallon size. The plants definitely exceeded my expectations. They came to me very healthy (downright robust, in fact) and well packaged. No damage. I planted them on a steep, dry, rocky, north-facing slope where few other plants survive, and they were growing in little more than a week. I already had five other Russian sages, quite large, and I could have propagated them by layering or cloning, but I wanted a bit more instant gratification, and these plants were already more than a foot tall. I doubt I could have done better by buying in a brick-and-mortar nursery, even had I been able to find the plants locally. Ordering plants from afar is always a gamble, but I definitely won this hand. I'd order from this vendor again any day.
Date published: 2018-07-03
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 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
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