Russian Sage - A Pollinator Magnet!

Kim EllsonSep 5, '20
Russian Sage - A Pollinator Magnet!

Russian Sage owes its popularity to a few different traits; for one it is an extremely tough, resilient plant, that can cope with harsh drought conditions, and needs little care once established.  Two; it produces an abundance of violet blue flowers, that serve as an absolute favorite for pollinators, and will attract a wide array of pollinators to your garden at a time when other nectar sources have come to an end. The silver color of the stems and foliage further helps to highlight the flower color and makes it a good contrast plant in your beds. And lastly, as the name suggests, this plant is highly aromatic in all parts, and can be enjoyed simply by brushing past.

Latin Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’

Light: Part to full sun

Bloom Color: Violet blue

Bloom Period: Late summer through fall

Height: 2-3 ft

Spread: 2-3 ft

Habit: Upright

Hardiness: 4-9