Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman'

Russian Sage

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

We love Russian sage because it is so useful in the sunny, dry garden. It tolerates drought easily, attracts a large variety of pollinators, and stays in flower all summer into fall. Plus, its beautiful gray-blue flowers go with every summer color. ‘Rocketman’, a new variety, is of medium height with good, strong, stiffly upright stems. Its puffy lavender-blue flowers contrast nicely with its aromatic gray-green foliage. All in all, ‘Rocketman’ should be in the sun garden with coneflowers, asters, yarrows, coreopsis, and grasses like little bluestem, muhly grass, and switchgrass. 


Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Good Fragrance

Drought Resistant

Cut Flowers

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Container Size

full quart



Flower Color

Blue, lavender blue




Bloom Time

Early summer,

Mid summer, Late summer,

Early fall, Mid fall

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9




 Photo courtesy of Walter's Gardens.