Sage – Russian
Perovskia atriplicifolia

Zone: 5-9
Height: 36-48"

General: Shrub-type perennial with aromatic silver-gray foliage and spikes of bright blue flowers. It has a long bloom time and the plant dries well. Not a true sage but it smells similar. A common landscape plant. It's said to help with dysentery.

Culinary Uses: This is not a sage that is grouped with the culinary sages but can still be used with food. The flowers are both edible and ornamental being used as a garnish in both savory and sweet dishes. However, because it is not a grouped culinary sage use caution and use only in small amounts.

Ornamental Uses: Tall, airy, spike-like clusters create a lavender-blue cloud of color above the finely textured aromatic foliage. It is a vigorous, hardy, heat-loving and drought tolerant plant that resists deer and pests. A great companion to perennials, succulents, and ornamental grasses.

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