| Russian Sage |
| Perovskia atriplicifolia|
| Uses: Aromatic
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate |
Not exactly sage nor Russian, this hardy native of Crimea, Afghanistan and Pakistan was named Perennial Plant of the Year for 1995. Has beautiful purple-blue flowers that dry well for dried arrangements. Leaves are pleasantly aromatic with a strong camphor scent works well in potpourris. Excellent beeplant.