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

IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/22. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/29 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 10-7: Already started
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.