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Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden Russian Sage Suited to larger gardens, this 3-foot-wide by 5-foot-tall perennial creates clouds of blue flowers in late summer. Russian sage likes sun, and is tolerant of drought and heat. Plant it at the back of the bed and give it room to grow.
Drought resistant -Russian Sage-We can't help but love Russian sage. One of the toughest plants, it offers fragrant silvery foliage and plumes of violet-purple blooms. Taller varieties are great for the back of the border. Not only is it heat and drought resistant, but deer, rabbits, and most other pests steer clear of it
I can't think of a finer plant for the late-summer garden than Russian sage. It thrives in hot, dry spots and produces silvery foliage topped with clouds of lavender-blue flowers at the end of the season. The foliage is nicely scented, too, which also makes it unappetizing to deer and rabbits. Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 4-9
I can't think of a finer plant for the late-summer garden than Russian sage. It thrives in hot, dry spots and produces silvery foliage topped with clouds of lavender-blue flowers at the end of the season. The foliage is nicely scented, too, which also makes it unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
Russian Sage 'PEEK-A-BLUE': Usually, Perovskia is tall and gangly with a tendency to flop over. Here is a more compact Russian Sage that grows to 28 inches tall and wide. Another deer-proof plant that blooms from midsummer into early fall.
Culinary Sage A must-grow in herb gardens; features wonderfully scented silvery-gray leaves and spikes of lilac flowers in early summer. Note: Like most salvias, culinary sage does best in full sun and well-drained soil. It's not the best choice for gardeners with wet ground or heavy clay. Name: Salvia officinalis Size: To 3 feet tall and wide Zones: 5-8 Grow it with: No herb garden should be without sage, basil, and rosemary.
Blue Sage-native plants for the Midwest garden In early fall, sections of the prairies become sky-blue thanks to the lovely flowers of blue sage. Add this easy perennial to your garden and enjoy its glorious color. Name: Salvia pitcheri Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 4-9