|Botanical Name||Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Sage Advice'|
|Mature Height||3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 4-9|
|Tolerance||Deer, Rabbit, Drought, Clay Soil, Poor Soil, Salt|
|Attracts||Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Birds|
ℹ A new arrival to garden centers for 2021! The elegant Sage Advice Russian Sage is the darkest purple Russian Sage flower to date. Early blooming variety like its cousin Denim 'n Lace though it grows a little taller. Flower spikes form on strong, upright stems in early summer and will stay in bloom well into fall. Russian sage has a pleasant herbal fragrance, sporting lush fern like foliage throughout the season that deer tend to leave alone. Russian sage will thrive in the midsummer heat when many plants are struggling. Though the leaves of the Russian sage plant are slightly toxic and you should not eat them, the plant's flowers are edible and have a peppery flavor. You can use them for garnish or steep them in a tea that many claim eases digestive discomfort. While you can't east Russian sage leaves, you can dry them to make a fragrant potpourri. You can also dry complete stalks of the Russian sage plant for use in dried flower arrangements. Great in containers, mass planted, in borders or low hedges or even as a stand alone specimen!