Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
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.
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|