Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Our Divisions →
Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Russian Sage
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia Blooms in midsummer with elegant slender spires of lavender-blue tubular flowers. Finely divided grey-green leaves are aromatic when crushed.

Perovskia has one of the longest bloom times of any blue-flowered plant. Semi-woody shrub emerges slowly in spring; cut back after frost.

Tolerates drought, loves heat and full sun, can’t bear standing water. Likes to spread out once it gets established. Plant 24–36" apart. Grows 36–48" tall. I suspect that Zone 4 reports of winterkill are from poor drainage rather than cold, so a cautious Z4.

Item Discounted
Price
L738A: 1 for $6.50
ordering closed for the season
L738B: 3 for $16.75
ordering closed for the season
L738C: 6 for $30.00
ordering closed for the season
** Small & Light shipping applies if you order only items with stock numbers beginning with "L".
Click here for a complete list of qualifying items.

Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable, not soft or brittle. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting of the root crowns.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.
Click here for more info about planting perennials.