Not to be outdone by its flowers, the plant's stems and foliage make a strong statement of their own, perhaps even outstrippi… Plant Russian sage in the spring to give its dense, woody root system time to establish before winter arrives. If planting later in the season, lay a 2-3” layer of mulch around the base of the plant to protect its roots that first season. Jul 26, 2019 - Explore Sophie's board "RUSSIAN SAGE" on Pinterest. Its long blooming period is valued by those who seek a flower bed that remains in bloom throughout the growing season. Perovskia atriplicifolia, commonly called Russian sage, is a woody-based perennial of the mint family which typically grows 2-4' (less frequently to 5') tall and features finely-dissected, aromatic (when crushed), gray-green leaves on stiff, upright, square stems and whorls of two-lipped, tubular, light blue flowers tiered in branched, terminal panicles (12-15" high). Russian sage can be used in the garden in many ways. No problem. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal, and few pests bother this plant. Russian Sage Save 10% on Gift Certificates. Russian sage is a durable plant suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9, but plants in containers are less cold hardy. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected Pests No major pests affect Russian Sage. Once established, it is very tolerant of droughts. Silver gray foliage and blue flowers late in the season. It performs very well in full sun and any well-drained soil. Prune back to just above the lowest bud. A free plant, weed, insect and disease identification service available through your local University of Illinois Extension office. Plant one starter plant per 4-inch pot. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. 1. Use Russian sage as a ground cover for open areas or as a specimen plant. Mass plantings are very effective. I have 16 Russian sage coming in. The Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide (C1391) provides is written for homeowners and other residents and provides nonchemical and current chemical recommendations for controlling pests associated with trees, shrubs, turf, flowers, groundcovers, vegetables, fruit, and houses. Sage, Salvia officinalis, is a perennial shrub in the the family Lamiaceae grown for its aromatic leaves which are used as a herb. Russian sage isn't only used for decorative gardening. Video of the Day The plants should be watered well throughout the plant’s first growing season to ensure that they establish an extensive root system. Easy plant. From $15.95. See more ideas about Russian sage, Plants, Moringa tree. Russian-sage is a semi-hardy sub-shrub or perennial grown for its handsome gray-green foliage and beautiful late season lavender-blue flower spikes. Our Botanical team are working hard to increase the number of plants with detailed information. How to Grow Russian Sage. Decorative Gardening. suppliers. Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia. Plants are vigorous and hardy, ignoring heat, drought, and pests while always looking fresh. In this case, insert hoop stakes or use stakes and string to prop stems. This publication may be purchased at your local University of Illinois Extension Unit office, or by calling 800-345-6087, or by placing an order online (search for "ICLT"). 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Find help & information on Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian sage from the RHS When planting Russian sage, consider two things this beauty doesn’t like: high humidity and soil that stays soggy in winter. They also don't suffer from many problems with pests. 222879/SC038262, If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases. the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9, Other common names Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of This bush produces panicles of small, bluish-lavender flowers throughout the summer. Plants should be spaced about 18 inches from one another. Russian sage does not need any shade, even in warm climates. If pruning is necessary, do so in Spring when new growth appears. Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook, U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Features. If you select any attributes with or without a plant name, you will see a much narrower selection of results taken only from the old RHS Plant Selector database. Russian sage grows to 3 feet tall. Average to dry moisture levels are ideal, and few pests bother this plant. Perovskia 'Little Spire' (Russian Sage) is a compact, erect, multi-stemmed, sub-shrub or deciduous perennial with terminal panicles of small violet-blue flowers, borne on thin white stems, clad with finely-dissected, aromatic gray-green leaves. Verbena Mashtal Egypt. Its stems are tall and straight, so it shines as a border. A genus of 4 species (properly, Perovskia), all aromatic woody plants with foliage covered with soft gray or white hairs. If pruning is necessary, do so in Spring when new growth appears. Russian Sage Walter’s Gardens. Well drained soil in a full sun location . Find help & information on Salvia yangii Silvery Blue = 'Lissvery' (PBR) (Pe) Russian sage [Silvery Blue] from the RHS Perovskia atriplicifolia is a bit of a rampant spreader by underground rhizomes after a few years. Mature Height. Growing Russian Sage. These plants will have a lot more details displayed including an image. Russian Sage is classified as a subshrub or woody perennial. Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm, Join the RHS today and support our charity. This plant has some cultivated varieties. Diseases and pests. The Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook (ICLT) is written for professional applicators and provides nonchemical and current chemical recommendations as well as application timing information for all major pests of turf, woody ornamentals and herbaceous ornamentals. See more ideas about Russian sage, Plants, Perennials. Cut to the ground each spring to promote new growth. This publication may be purchased at your local University of Illinois Extension Unit office, or by calling 800-345-6087, or by placing an order online (search for "C1391"). Choose a planting spot with well-drained average soil or alkaline, dry soil. 'Blue Spire' 2-3 feet tall, compact, fragrant foliage, light blue flowers, 'Little Sprite' 18-24 inches tall, compact, lavender flowers. Blooming for weeks from mid-summer to fall, this delicate-looking plant is a toughy that is resistant to drought, heat, pests and poor soils. It performs very well in full sun and any well-drained soil. Excessive watering can lead to root rot and mildew infestation – especially if the planting distance in the bed is too close. The Russian Sage is very resistant to the elements from pests to sun and low water environments. Additional comments: Russian sage is a great accent plant for those high desert landscapes in Arizona and New Mexico. If you want to keep pests out of your garden, try planting flowers featuring natural defenses. Propagation: Seed, softwood cuttings. In most cases, the essential scent of Salvia pratensis keeps pests away. Hand-picking the plump, worm-like pests is a safe and effective treatment. To prevent this, do not overwater and plant in a well-drained soil in full sun. 020 3176 5800 Prune the plants back halfway once they reach 12 inches. Russian sage is hardy in USDA plant hardiness Zones 5 through 10. This can be identified by brown spots on the leaves. Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience. There are different varieties of leaf color: purple, golden or tri-color, but the soft grey-green sage is the toughest and most pungent. Russian Sage . Perovskia atriplicifolia SKU: S35770. They are: This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects. Services include plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses. Flower Blight. Wintering. Would oriental lilies be a good companion plant, maybe the dwarf varieties or should I really go with something else? Some samples may require further examination or culture work (nominal fee involved) at the U of IL Plant Clinic. Russian sage should be grown in areas with a lot of sun and well-draining soil. Have pests around? If such sites took the time to name the lesser pests and the potential diseases, such things would be a lot easier for people to track down. Seldom needs dividing. Russian Sage, from what I read on most of the pages I looked at, is supposed to be disease-resistant and has no serious pests. Russian sage CANNOT be formally sheared without looking emasculated. Disease No major diseases affect this plant, though in overly moist conditions it may be susceptible to root rot. It combines well with ornamental grasses and white or yellow-flowered perennials along with striking red or orange blooms. Flat mites are susceptible to insecticides and can be easily killed with chemical means. Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant: Loose open plant with a strong upright growth habit. Microscopic examinations, laboratory culturing, virus assays, and nematode assays are some of the techniques used in the clinic. The Russian sage is an indispensable plant for the sunny perennial border, attracting beneficial bees but offering nothing to browsing bug pests. All produce elegant spires of blue/lilac flowers, much loved by bees in early summer. Unlike the sweetpotato whitefly, however, damage is often not visible other than a general decline of the plant, or the residue of sticky honeydew. Disease and pests: None. It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. If you are growing the straight species of Russian sage it can be 5 or 6 feet tall. In addition, you'll find detailed information about integrated pest management, pesticide safety, and pesticide application and calibration techniques. China. Rarely, there is an infection with spider mites or aphids. Synonym, Plant range Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions. Learning how to grow Russian sage plants is easy, as is Russian sage care. At a young age or in explicitly rough locations, a winter shelter for meadow sage is recommended. Russian sage, Family Sort by: Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby' SKU: S35769. times, Need more criteria? Planting Russian Sage Liners. Join Blanket Flower “Gaillardia” Glacial Ridge Growers. Try an advanced search, RHS Registered Charity no. Often used as a companion plant to brassicas to repel caterpillars, it, too, is prone to attack from pests. It prefers very dry conditions, making it an ideal plant for xeriscaping. We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records. Needs very well drained soil and is critical for survival. Use Russian sage as an individual plant or two in small areas, ranked in a row as a wide hedge, or in broad swaths to magnify its presence. The only diseases I could even find were Stem Blight and Mold. Center Educators or State Specialists review & respond to information and digital images submitted by local Extension office personnel. Russian sage is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant shrub, making it a great choice for xeriscaping. If you live in the northern reaches of that climate range, you may need to offer potted Russian sage a bit of extra protection during the winter months. Russian Sage is classified as a subshrub or woody perennial. Russian sage adapts well to either soil type. These pests are found throughout the world and feed off of the sap of sage and other plants. If you’re turning your attention to your outdoor space this season, you’ve probably got some questions — and I’ve got the answers. The plant produces blue, pink or white flowers on a stalk. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually. Drought tolerant. If soil is too fertile, plants tend to become loose and floppy. Prune back to just above the lowest bud. Sage can be erect or grow along the ground and possesses a dense arrangement of woody stems with broad, elliptical,silvery-green leaves which are arranged alternately on the stems. Caterpillars, the larval form of moths and butterflies, are destructive pests that can strip a sage plant quickly. This is due in part to a combination of a bracing herbal aroma, and tough, fuzzy foliage. Lilies would be a nice partner for the Russian sage. Lamiaceae, Name Status AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. Caring for Potted Russian Sage in Winter. If your plants tend to flop during the summer you can cut them a second time. If you live in an area with persistent summer heat, the verbena will pull through for you every single year. Cut your Russian sage back to about 4 inches above the ground. Go to list of cultivars. Culture. Flower blight is a very common disease to affect a number of plants, including Jasmine. Cultivars 'Blue Spire' 2-3 feet tall, compact, fragrant foliage, light blue flowers 'Little Sprite' 18-24 inches tall, compact, lavender flowers . It has culinary and medicinal uses and also helps keep pests out of your garden. 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