Thursday, September 4, 2008

Russian Sage~ Perovsia




Ah sunshine~ we had almost forgotten what it was like:). Russian sage was shining in the sun today. This plant freely self seeds in my garden.

10 comments:

gardenpath said...

I had these for awhile and when it died off, I never replaced it. It is going back on my list for next season. Lovely in the sun, isn't it?

My Mother's Garden said...

I just love this flower so much, yet every time I plant here in Fl. it dies off in the summer. Salvia and sage of any kind are my all time favs. I think I'm a glutton for punishment when it comes to planting flowers not meant for the tropics.
Yours are gorgeous!
Karrita

Cynthia said...

I have always admired Russian Sage but have never grown it as I feel it is one flower that needs to be showcased right in order to truly appreciate its beauty and I have just never had the right spot for one. Seeing your pictures makes me want to go out and purchase one right now though! They are lovely.

Linda Lunda said...

This one I have tryed so many times... but it just dies ... :o(...
You take amazing photos.
I did found you thrue My mother´s garden´s blogg.
Linda

Xjion89 said...

passing by ur blog. Anyway, really love the flowers here. I am a flower lover too(^^)

Ewa said...

I love it. It is like overgrown lavandula. And its fragrance is also so nice...
thank you for visiting and taking your time to comment...

HappyMouffetard said...

Beautiful photos - the light just brings the blue to life.

Philip Bewley said...

Hi,
This is one of my favorite plants.

chey said...

Sandy~ it is lovely in the sun!

Karrita~Thanks for stopping by! Apparently Russian Sage grows well in zones 4-9. I don't blame you for taking a chance though~ I tend to do that with the plants I really want as well:).

Cynthia~ I agree with you. My plants are a little lost behind the daylilies.

Linda~ Thank you for your kind comments! From my experience with Russian Sage, you have to wait a little while for it to spring alive so to speak in the spring. It appears as if it has been lost to the elements every year, however I trim it right back and it grows very well.

Xjion89~ Thanks for taking the time to comment:).

Ewa~ It truly is, and it does have a wonderful fragrance when you get up close.

Happymouffetard~ thanks!

Philip~ Mine as well:).

joco said...

Hiya Chey,

Lovely plant, subshrub? Never quite sure what that means.
It travels in my garden and I leave it wherever it deigns to come up.

Still haven't found out if you can actually use it for cooking like regular sage. You know?