Pool-Russian Sage is a vigorous, hardy, heat loving, drought tolerant blue-flowered perennial that makes a big show in the garden. A great companion plant to ornamental grasses.
Perovskia Russian Blue Sage - clump - moderate growth - flowers summer & fall - prune back in early spring to from ground - aromatic
Engledow Group's Annual and Perennial Flower Favorites for Central Indiana: Russian Sage
Needs correct pruning in spring-Russian Sage along west side of house - likes full sun and heat. deer and drought resistant. feet high and wide blooms late summer to first frost. My favorite Russian Sage varieties are Rocketman and Denim N' Lace:
Russian sage plants (Perovskia atriplicifolia) are treated as perennials but are woody sub-shrubs. Perovskia has silver leaves and tall flower spikes.
pruning russian sage: in my climate, basically wait until spring then trim plant to about 18 inches tall.
Growing The Home Garden: Gardening in the Home Landscape: Propagating Perennials: Russian Sage, Salvia, and Coneflower
10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them. - Flower Beds and Gardens
Sedum, Echinacea, Russian Sage ~ Lady Farm in autumn, the new prairie combines colour-co-ordinated grasses and perennials. Photo by clive nichols.
GardenDesigns+more: Perfect mates Black-eyed Susans and Russian Sage