Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage

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Easy-Care Color Denim n' Lace Russian Sage

  • 2020 Proven Winners® National Perennial of the Year
  • Cool-Toned Lavender Blue Spires - Bloom for Months
  • Scented Gray-Green Fragrant Foliage Adds Lacey Touch
  • Upright Habit Adds Energy and Motion
  • Wonderful Border Plant
  • Perfect for Mass Plantings
  • Suits Many Garden Styles, from Formal to Informal
  • Stays Naturally Tidy and Compact
  • Low-Maintenance Flower Factory
  • Tolerates Periodic Drought
  • Deer Tend to Leave This One Alone

For fool-proof woody perennials that perform like a dream year after year, try Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage (Salvia yangii 'Denim 'n Lace'). This improved cultivar of Russian Sage stays shorter and more compact than other varieties.

It won't overpower your garden. In fact, it plays beautifully with other plants!

And because the flower calyxes are held closely together, the plant looks quite fullnever wimpy or wispywhen in bloom. Don't be surprised to see hummingbirds visit your yard. They love the nectar!

Use multiple plants together to become the star of your rustic or modern landscape design. They can be massed to fill a wide, open area with color. Or, run a narrow border of them throughout your yard to create a "river of blue."

Are your creative juices flowing thinking about how you could use it in your yard? Good!

Denim 'n Lace is a plant that is well worth your investment. You could literally build your garden design around it!

It's rugged, pretty, and easy to care for. The strong stems are sturdy. It won't flop or droop, even in the strongest winds and heaviest rains. Deer tend to leave it alone but butterflies, bees, and pollinators are drawn to it!

Both the lacy denim blue flowers and silvery-green foliage color is gorgeous and restful.'ll be surprised and pleased to learn how much visual energy the mounded upright form brings to your landscape.

Formerly going by the botanical name Perovskia atriplicifolia, Denim 'n Lace is a Proven Winners® selection, so you know it's been field-tested for many years! This is a versatile high performer that is adaptable across much of the United States. It is especially well suited for hot, dry summers, can tolerate bitter cold climates and humidity doesn't bother them at all!

Go ahead, look like a genius. Use Denim 'n Lace from Nature Hills. After all, professional garden designers rely on our expert growers for excellent plant material, and you should, too.

How to Use Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage in the Landscape

This plant gives you amazing amethyst-blue flower color from early and late summer and into the fall. Use Russian Sage Denim and Lace in several design applications, including as thrillers in large outdoor containers.

Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage looks great in garden beds, too. They provide a welcome, airy texture that plays up well against evergreens, Roses, rough-textured prairie plants, and taller Ornamental Grasses.

From contemporary to cottage, Denim 'n Lace adds a charming dose of color and stylish grace. The long flower spires sway to and fro in the slightest breeze. You'll feel cooler in the heat of summer just looking at them!

Line your pool deck with these durable plants. They tolerate salt spray, so can also be used along your street planting.

Try a pair flanking either side of your front door for an easy-breezy style. Add them as an edging plant along your front walk with annuals. They'll jazz up tired old evergreen shrubs in a heartbeat! 

Of course, you'll be tempted to put several in and allow them to grow together. Space them 18 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next for a solid planting of "blue-jean" blooms.

Bring the blooms indoors as cut flowers or as dried flowers later on for botanical dcor.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Like all Russian Sage, Denim and Lace grow into a blessedly low-maintenance asset in your landscape. Give this sun lover well-drained soil and at least 6 hours of sunshine a day. It loves hot, dry weather and full sun all day long. 

Salvia yangii Denim and Lace is great for the beginning gardener. Long-time gardeners will tell you that the more you neglect it, the better it grows! Hardy throughout USDA hardiness zones 4 - 9, these are salt-tolerant plants that tolerate average and alkaline soils equally well.

You don't need to tell anyone how little care it requires. It will tolerate periodic drought but will flower best if it receives an even amount of water on a regular basis. One of many deer-resistant perennials, youll have few issues to worry about with this amazing plant!

When you plant them, ensure the water drains away from the crown quickly. Elevate your planting bed, or plant in containers with fast-draining potting soil and lots of drainage holes.

Prune to shape or rejuvenate in early spring, cutting back the stems at a 45-degree angle just above the lowest bud. Clean the mounds just as you notice new growth in the early spring.

Don't let your garden be without this wonderful sage for one more season! Order your Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage from Nature Hills today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Russian Sage the same as Denim and Lace?

Denim and Lace is one variety of Russian Sage, which includes about seven species of Perovskia (reclassified as Salvia yangii).

How do you care for Russian Sage with Denim and Lace? How to Grow Denim & Lace Russian Sage.

Russian Sage is very low maintenance and just needs full sun, well-drained soil and a yearly pruning to keep them looking their best.

What can I plant with Denim 'n Lace Ornamental Sage? What looks good planted with Russian Sage?

Other full sun perennials that are both xeric and drought-tolerant go great with Russian Sage, such as Coreopsis, Coneflower, Salvia and Sedum. Russian Sage also looks great against a row of Evergreens or other full sun flowering shrubs.

What shipping options do you offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and wonts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Salvia yangii 'Denim 'n Lace'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium, Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Silvery-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes