Russian Sage for rain gardens
Photo: William Wright
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Russian Sage

(Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Gray-green leaves and sprays of small flowers add textural contrast among plants with bolder flowers. It's at the front, where visitors can enjoy its scent as they brush against the leaves. Lavender-blue flowers.

Zone: 3; Hardy to –30 degrees F

Height: up to 36 inches.

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