Russian Sage

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A low-maintenance garden favorite! If you like lavender, then you're going to love Russian Sage (Salvia yangii). This ornamental perennial is often mistaken for lavender, and while closely related, is a different type of plant altogether!

Growers of Russian Sage know that the beauty to behold is not the whole story of this perennial. It's also a treat for the senses with its aromatic fragrance derived from its membership in the Mint family. It was formerly known by the botanical name Perovskia atriplicifolia, those who love Russian Sage Plants remark on its hardy nature and ease of maintenance!

The strong, upright stems of Russian Sage are dotted with textured silver-grey leaves and tiny clusters of lavender blossoms on tall, airy spires. From a distance, the view of the Russian Sage takes on the appearance of a hazy bluish fog that shifts with every movement of the breeze each summer and creates this same striking visual all summer and well into the fall!

Planting and Application:

Plant this gorgeous specimen in a perennial bed, let it grace the border of a garden walkway, or put it to use around a patio to give your outdoor entertaining space a bold burst of beautiful lavender color. Anywhere you have a hot, dry, sunny location will suit this plant just fine! It's no wonder that it is a go-to perennial for commercial sites!

The airy blue blooms add a mist-like texture to sunny and xeric locations and even great for fire-wise landscaping defensive plans! Tuck into the back borders of your Rock Garden beds, on steep sunny slopes, or an ethereal quality to Cottage gardens!

Plant in your pollinator borders and bring in the butterflies with these aromatic plants! Any mixed shrub or border garden gains lacy blue finery, especially when planted in groupings that repeat throughout shrubs and perennials of different textures. You'll love having this filler in the landscape, as well as your cut flower bouquets indoors!

Mixing beautifully with other lavenders, blues, purples, and whites, Russian Sage also complements pinks and near-black flowering or dark foliage plants! Mix with other sunny perennials and of course, the many types of other Russian Sage! Set yours off by planting it against dark evergreen hedges or the foundation of a home with dark siding!

  • Airy Mist-Like Lavender-Blue Spires
  • Flowers All Summer Till Fall
  • Great Cut Flower Bouquet Filler
  • Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Plant
  • Loves Hot Sunny Xeric Sites & Great In Fire-Wise Landscaping
  • Back Border, Garden Filler, Airy Texture & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

A durable, vigorous grower, Russian Sage plants scoff at heat, drought, and pests throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 8, while still maintaining a fresh appearance. Russian Sage is a full-sun easy-to-grow perennial you can plant and forget, counting on its outstanding performance year after year, no matter the challenges or conditions. For best results, plant in a well-drained site with regular moisture access at first, but once established, and will become highly drought tolerant!

A simple pruning after the emergence of new spring growth, cutting back the old stems to reveal the lower set of leaves helps it maintain its vitality and beauty. Deadhead spent flowering spires to encourage branching and fresh blooms through fall. Every 3-5 years, divide Russian Sage to prevent overcrowding.

  • Full Sun
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Moderate Moisture - Low/Water-Wise Once Established
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbits Seldom Bother These Herbaceous Perennials

Russian Sage is an exceptional perennial that's a must-have for every landscape. A hardy, carefree plant for your yard, Russian Sage will provide years of long-blooming color and aromatic beauty. Order yours today at!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Russian Sage the same as Salvia?

Russian Sage includes about seven species of Perovskia, but have now been reclassified as Salvia yangii.

How Do You Care For Russian Sage? How To Grow Russian Sage.

Russian or Ornamental 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 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 Ornamental Grasses, 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 won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Russian Sage Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia yangii
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender-Blue
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes