Perovskia atriplicifolia Sage Advice
Perovskia atriplicifolia Sage Advice

Russian Sage

Perovskia 'Sage Advice' is the darkest purple shade to date. Rich lavender purple flowers are produced on strong, upright plants filled with oval-shaped, notched leaves. This is early to bloom just like its counterpart 'Denim 'n Lace', starting around mid July. Compared to 'Denim 'n Lace', this is a slightly taller variety with darker purple calyxes and broader leaves, compared to the dissected leaves of the former.

Russian Sage is a perfect perennial for hot, dry climates and also exceptionally cold hardy. Perovskia can be used in a wide variety of environments with little attention through the season - a reason they have long been a staple of landscapers. Expect these plants to be a little later to emerge in spring, but also to offer color well into fall.

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Perovskia is the ideal plant for a hot dry site. It performs very well in full sun in any well drained soil. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal. When cutting back in the fall do not cut to less than 30 cms because this plant is like a semi-shrub and new growth will emerge from the stems above ground.

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