Russian Sage Seeds
- Russian Sage flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
- Plants are deer resistant, tolerate both heat and drought.
Branching sprays of small summer flowers create a marvelous lavender-blue haze July to September. Gray-green leaves are finely cut, wonderfully aromatic. Needs moderate to little water, performs well even in hot, humid climates. 'Taiga' Russian Sage is a more upright growing, less likely to flop selection. Looks stunning combined with white flowering plants. Grows 2-3 feet tall in short season climates, up to 5 feet tall in milder areas. Winter hardy to zone 5.
How to Plant RUSSIAN SAGE Seeds
Sow seeds in cell packs or or 2 inch pots, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 60-65° F., germination occurs over a period of 3-12 weeks. Germination can be improved by pre-chilling. Wrap seeds in a moist paper towel, place inside a zip-lock bag with plenty of air, and refrigerate for 2-4 weeks. Chilled seeds germinate faster and more uniformly.
Transplant into the
garden 24-36 inches apart.
Comments: Full sun, tolerates extreme heat and drought. Thrives in any soil with good drainage. 'Tiaga' Russian Sage will flower the first year when started early. Plants are deer resistant. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.