Russian Sage

Russian Sage

Perovskia x atriplicifolia

Russian sage is seen “everywhere” around northern New Mexico because it’s a hardy, easy-care, woody stemmed shrub that is highly tolerant of a wide range of conditions. It resists insect pests, rabbits, and deer, and it attracts bees and butterflies. Drought tolerant once established.

Type of Plant: Shrub

Distinguishing Characteristics: Tolerates a wide range of conditions, including cold, drought, alkalinity, and salt

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: Purple

Sun/Location: Full Sun