Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Sage Advice' (Russian Sage 'Sage Advice')
If you love lavender but not its fussiness, Russian sage makes a great replacement. It loves the heat and the sun and is drought tolerant once established. In fact, it dislikes wet feet. Russian sage looks stunning planted in groupings, mixed with other perennials such as Texas rock rose, or planted as a specimen. Its silver-green foliage and lavender flowers provide good texture, color, and contrast to many other summer flowering perennials.
'Sage Advice' is slightly more upright form of Russian Sage with darker purple calyxes and broader leaves that are toothed rather than dissected.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun|
|Bloom color||Lavender blue|
|Bloom time||Summer through fall|
|Mature height||3-4 ft|
|Mature spread||2-4 ft|