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Care of the plant Perovskia atriplicifolia or Russian sage.

Care of the plant Perovskia atriplicifolia or Russian sage

The genus Perovskia, family Lamiaceae, is currently included in the genus Salvia. Perovskia atriplicifolia receives the scientific name of Salvia yangii.

Common names: Azure Sage, Russian sage. This species is native to southwestern and central Asia.

They are herbaceous perennial plants of irregular habit that reach 1.5 meters in height. The aromatic gray-green leaves are pinnatisect and appear at the base of the stems. The flowers are small, very numerous and bluish or purple in color. They bloom from mid-summer to early fall.

They are used in rockery, as isolated specimens and in borders combined with taller shrubs.

Perovskia atriplicifolia needs a semi-shade exposure if the climate is warm (Mediterranean climate) or full sun in more temperate climates. It's better to protect them from frost.

They can grow in any well-drained soil that contains abundant organic matter. Planting is done in early spring.

Always water sparingly waiting for the substrate to be completely dry.

Prune the tip of the stems in late summer and prune vigorously in late winter.

They do not need fertilizers.

They are plants very resistant to pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or by division in winter.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perovskia atriplicifolia
 

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