About the Russian Sage :
The Russian Sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia, is a
deciduous semi-woody subshrub with upright, grayish
white stems and lobed, silvery gray leaves. The
older stems are woody at the base, and younger stems
are herbaceous and square in cross section. The
stems and leaves give off a pungent odor when
crushed or bruised.
In late summer and autumn Russian sage produces
12 in. spires of small, tubular lavender flowers.
Flowering persists for two or three months. Russian
sage grows in a clump. Place in full sun.