Perovskia atriplicifolia 'CrazyBlue' Russian Sage



Perovskia atriplicifolia 'CrazyBlue' has deep lavender blue flowers on silvery stems that start blooming early in the season. Perovskia 'CrazyBlue' is a compact, well-branched cultivar that holds up to wind and rain. Perovskia, also known as Russian Sage, is a favorite semi-woody, perennial that adapts well to most parts of the United States. Perovskia 'Crazy Blue' is small enough to use in containers and works well in mass plantings or in borders.

Although Perovskia is NOT an American native, it is a deer resistant plant that will attract pollinators

Perovskia atriplicifolia prefers full sun and average to dry, well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant and suitable for coastal planting. Allow the woody stems to remain over the winter and trim back in spring after new leaves start to appear.

Alt botanical name: Salvia yangii 'CrazyBlue'


  • Common Names: Russian Sage
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 16"
  • Width at Maturity: 18"
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Patent #: 25639

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


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