Thursday, July 26, 2012
They grow in clumps with blue flower panicles at the end of each stem. Their leaves are very fine, and are gray-green in color. These plants can grow to be 4 - 6 feet tall, and about 3 feet wide.
Russian Sage starts blooming in July and continues well into September. If you sniff them, you'll notice a slight sage-like fragrance. It is not a true sage, but as stated above, it is an edible herb.
Russian Sage likes full sun and is drought tolerant. If left to its own devices, it will take over your garden, so you'll need to thin them out. Pruning is best done in the spring. If you wish to propagate the plant, just insert a cutting into a moist growing medium. The success rate for propagating is very high for these hardy plants.