Post #7977733. Sage plants do not grow easily with stored seeds and can establish slowly and unreliably even with fresh ones. In fact people have planted stuff and then they come along and pull them out. Can I prune them really short so hopefully they grow back with better form? The blooms have darker markings from the upper petal into the tube. last year. It also could need a good dose of compost/fertilizer. Growing sage from cuttings - almost all articles (online and in books) stress that growing sage from cuttings produces plants far quicker compared to growing them from seed. Russian sage likes full sun and if it doesn’t have enough sunlight that could effect its blooms. I left it too late to actually dig up the roots as two thirds of it already had big leaves on it. Russian sage is a slow grower and does not spread, creating a woody structure of stems at the base of the plant. But they have new foilage growing. The deciduous subshrub has silvery-gray leaves that give off a pungent smell when they are bruised of crushed, Late in the growing season, the plant grows spires of small, tube-shaped lavender flowers. The neighbours are now calling it the "mint chocolate chip" house, since it looks like that ice cream colour with the brown roof and eavestrough. However, it’s best to plant when you will be paying attention to the plant to make sure it gets enough water until it can grow a new root system. Russian sage is an ornamental plant unlike regular garden sage that is used both in cooking and for its medicinal properties. The plant will tolerate dry conditions, so water deeply once a week or so, allowing the soil around the plant to dry out between irrigation. taranne rio rancho, NM(Zone 7a) Jul 18, 2010. thanks for the good info. ‘Blue Spire’ Russian sage tends to grow more upright than the species with stems that reach 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. There are several causes for this, one simply being old age. Also my Russian sage is just now starting to bloom, could be a late bloomer. However, it is an option and a good way to get a lot of inexpensive plants. Often the center of the plant becomes too woody and growth is stunted. I always check my roses every day and so far none of them have suffered the same fate. Russian Sage is one of the few non native plants I do like because it does so well in our harsh summer heat/drought and it attracts bees and other pollinators like crazy. It also could need a good dose of compost/fertilizer. Branches will turn into hardwood in the fall and those branches can be used to make cuttings over the winter. I planted it with organic compost in well drained soil. thanks again. My Russian sages in southern New Mexico had produced flowers from summer all the way into the fall. please help; please help asap; asked Jul 23, 2013 by anonymous. I am growing the Russian Sage that is claimed not to spread. I’ve grown this plant in richly amended clay garden soil, where it sulked. Growing Russian Sage. So, won't be surprised if they don't, but if they do all the better. One is doing really well. POLL: What are you planning to grow this summer? Check the flower stalks. They looked good. In some situations, gardeners report this perennial flower as being invasive. I'm going to have to move it to where there's more room. Once established, it is very tolerant of droughts. seems the whole neighborhood has em. So I went to the end of the row where the leaves were smaller and dug up about 4 or 5 of them. I don't get it. Sage is a perennial garden herb popular to many as an easy plant to grow. thanks for the good info. The winter of 2003-04 was one of those. Russian sage is a member of the mint family. Growing Russian sage in partly shaded locations may cause the plants to sprawl. Russian sage can grow from 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. I had no idea it was available and the payoff was the husband and wife that just moved into the apartment this year they up and used it to grow their vegetables in. Another cure is to grow a tender sage plant on the sunny, south side of buildings where it is generally warmer. My Russian sage seems to be growing width-wise and not height-wise. On any given year, you’ll find me growing sage all over my property because it’s one of my favorite herbs. Your name to display (optional): Pruning is not part of Russian sage propagation, although taking tip … I pulled them out and planted something else. The ones we used to grow were almost half the size of the ones we had at the house. Planted last year, my Russian sage is not thriving. Planting Instructions Container grown plants can be set out throughout the growing season. It's perfectly hardy here, spreading by underground runners after awhile, and sprawling open at 3 to 4 feet tall before it blooms. Pruning is not part of Russian sage propagation, although taking tip cuttings might qualify as a pruning activity by true botanists. If your sage plant is established, but still young, you have a little more leeway with the temperature—keep it about 55 degrees to 85 degrees. If it’s never bloomed then it could be its location. Old Age A simple consideration when it comes to wilting leaves on your sage plant is age. The soil should be well-drained, but moisture retentive. Plants should be spaced about 18 inches from one another. http://learn-how-to-garden.com I hope you enjoy the second of my videos on herbs, this one being Sage, a brilliant herb in my book. It is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9 and grows best in full sun. It’s not soft or rotten or anything like that. TT zone 7a Novie. I’ve grown this plant in richly amended clay garden soil, where it sulked. If you live above 7,000 feet in elevation, cutting all the stems to the ground may not work that well. Should I presume they will not grow ? ! Perhaps it sits in a low spot. Replies . I took your advice and it is the lovely wythe blue. I took a sponge with soapy water in it and pressed the plant branches between my hand and the sponge. I purchased and planted 3 fairly small Russian Sage plants last year which had blooms. The tenants helped me paint (yes, I paid them, Lila), and are excited about the improved curb appeal, and say they can't wait for the perennials to come up again. 1 Planting Site. Are they white and crisp inside, or are they brown and mushy? Growing Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) Perovskia in my garden with grasses, sedum, Planting and Care. In the case of the Russian sage, the calyx is covered in coar… This is also a good approach for plants were recently transplanted and haven’t reached their full size. In the meantime, you will need to keep the seeds continually moist and warm. In my present garden, I have a half a dozen plants on a hot, sunny and dry hill in sandy soil and they seem to love it there, even in times of drought. You could also dig it up a bit at one side and look at the roots. Set out plants in spring or fall, planting seedlings 18 to 24 inches apart. A couple of weeks ago, I planted sage seeds in a pot. Any ideas? I've kept them alive in my NOVA clay but the color is washed out here. Last fall, I dug one up and moved it. The plants receive full sun and are near lilacs and huckleberry. Some of my russian sage grow at a slant across the ground instead of in a nice upright bush form. ‘Little Spire’ Russian sage is a smaller version, reaching a tidy 18 to 24 inches tall and wide. The new foliage is minimal and some plants have yellow leaves. The sage and the sedums are going wild, the coneflowers are wimpy and the RS is barely alive :-( I have tried to water it, not to water it, the soil there is definitely not too rich, the roses nearby do well, so I don't know what the problem is. I purchased some bareroots russian Sage last fall. ! If you are growing the straight species of Russian sage it can be 5 or 6 feet tall. Anyone have any experience with this happening? Provide a location that receives full sunlight exposure. Russian sage likes full sun and if it doesn’t have enough sunlight that could effect its blooms. Germination can take up to four months. Sage has antiseptic properties and can be used to treat cuts, sores, and ulcers. I tried digging out, it looked the same as last year. Botanical historians speculate that the confusingly named Russian sage became entangled with culinary sage because of its pungent scent. Harvest the leaves as and when you need to and trim back perennial types after flowering. 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Silvery stems in winter and a haze of purple blooms in spring and summer make this spiky plant a year-round performer in the garden, Fill in your garden with this drought-tolerant perennial that’s flavorful and deer resistant, True blue and adored by hummingbirds, blue sage is easy to grow from seed in a sunny fall garden, Cold weather may be on its way, but that doesn’t mean saying goodbye to fresh sage or oregano, Cooks swear by the spicy anise flavor of this seasoning, which is a favorite in French cuisine, Tell us which fresh crops you look forward to enjoying this summer, Plant tomato seedlings in spring for one of the best tastes of summer, fresh from your backyard, Light up drought-tolerant gardens, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, with Salvia Chamaedryoides’ vibrant blue blooms, California native Salvia Apiana features silvery-green foliage and seasonal flowers that bees, hummingbirds and butterflies love, Since the 18th century, Russians have escaped to their dachas in the summer to plant gardens and to relax with family and friends. I’m not sure what the damage is, but just in case I planted more seeds. This is why cuttings are generally preferred. You can start Russian sage from seed, but you will need to be patient. Your answer. One is okay - it was the smaller of the 3 last year. Native to Central Asian countries, and named in honor of the Russian General V.A. Did it recover? Not sure. They were in great shape. Where to plant: A sunny spot in well-drained soil is all this plant asks for, making it ideal for hot, dry climates. Consider using gravel or creating a gravel garden with other drought tolerant plants. but, they seem to be free of mites now, so that's good. ‘Blue Spire’ Russian sage tends to grow more upright than the species with stems that reach 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. For the rhubarb I read somewhere where one could not pick any when it is in its first year. Also my Russian sage is just now starting to bloom, could be a late bloomer. Although commonly known as Russian sage, the seven known species of this plant are not native to Russia but grow in an area stretching from Iran to … You might want to add a few more plants for added interest. It stays low but spreads very large. It started showing new shoots about a month ago. Help, what am I doing wrong? Best Growing Conditions for Russian Sage. Wet Soil. Willow amsonia (Amsonia) is a nice plant. Planting and Care. Unlike so many plants that need weekly supplemental water and even then they struggle or look fried in the heat of summer, it looks good all season. :(. They were in great shape. You can plant Russian sage in spring or fall (or even summer). I have grown Russian Sage in my zone 4-5 garden near Cooperstown, New York for about ten years. Tall lilies can be equal in height or taller. Also chives. Russian sage can grow from 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The Vitex is a small tree, maybe 15 feet mature, but it has pretty purple flowers in the spring/summer, and berries in the fall/winter that the birds enjoy. Growing russian sage in partial shade locations will cause the plant to sprawl. Growing 3- to 5-feet tall and 2- to 4-feet wide, Russian sage can have an extensive root system, and some damage is unavoidable. Thank you again! If mulching is required for aesthetic reasons, mulch lightly and keep mulch away from the crown of the plant. Cold-tolerant annuals that are quick from seed to bloom. I'll trim it to 6 inches, as sue1952 recommends and look forward to more growth. It is not, however, reported or recorded as such in the National Invasive Species database. The crushed leaves smell great, and I was delighted when its bare winter sticks sprouted new growth this spring. die App nutzen, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies und von ähnlichen Verfahren der Houzz Gruppe zur Verbesserung der Produkte, Dienstleistungen, zur Darstellung von relevanten Inhalten und um das Nutzererlebnis anzupassen, zu. In addition to its blossoms, it is worth growing Russian sage for the silver-green foliage. They were new to me last season, and I kept moving them around, even kind of late into the fall. This past weekend, they were starting to come up when a spring cold front moved into the Denver area. I noticed this spring that half the plant finally suffered winterkill. Otherwise, I'll pick up a few new ones this year, I did really enjoy them. If your sage is an adult shrub, it can withstand … Did it bloom last year and just hasn’t this year? I would dig it up and check the roots, sounds like there is a vascular problem, maybe insects eating, altho that seems unlikely as they are so pungent. It’s indispensable in cooking, but there’s much more to this wonderful plant than just dinner. Investigate those claims in a little more detail however and the situation is not quite so clear. It is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9 and grows best in full sun. From where to plant it, to how to get the best results, just follow our simple step-by-step guide to growing sage for years of enjoyment. I tried digging out, it looked the same as last year. Space plants 2-3 feet apart. But the ones our apartment hired to do the gardens we all swear they don't know a flower from a weed. Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a hardy perennial (in zones 5 to 9) that tastes aromatic and slightly bitter.It is easy to grow, only having three major requirements - plenty of sunshine, good drainage and good air circulation. If you’re growing sage from seed, it will not reach maturity for at least two years. Not sure what Catmint I have but it does not reseeds. I also brought back some rhubarb from the house where I used to live and planted it here. There are gardens other people are using to grow their vegetables in and this one woman I asked regarding hers last year but she said she needed it to plant herbs in and whatnot but not flowers. I like it though. Russian sage is a tough perennial that can thrive in tough places. Keep overnight temperatures in mind if you plan on leaving seeds outdoors. Russian Sage Growing Tips . Is this normal? Stems will grow fast and produce flowers throughout the growing season. Planting: Plant Russian sage in the early spring or early fall … Ihr Partner für flexible Gesamtlösungen zu Küche und Wohnraum. I was really afraid it was all dead. The plants should be watered well throughout the plant’s first growing season to ensure that they establish an extensive root system. How did this turn out? With full sun and regular deep water, it will constantly produce new stem growth around the base. Hi Sarah. The long panicles of flowers become increasingly brilliant as they open. The aromatic leaves are oblong, deeply cut along the edges. Its long blooming period is valued by those who seek a flower bed that remains in bloom throughout the growing season. I would love to have a garden and grow zucchini, leaf lettuce but there is no room for me to put them. Watering. I've had that happen with some of my salvias. Above: Echinacea varieties and hazy purple Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage) mingle in designer Piet Oudolf’s garden at Hummelo. I think they did that with one of the rhubarb plants. It did finally bloom and seems to be pretty healthy now so maybe it is just a late bloomer. Give Russian sage a well-draining soil and full sun for best growth. They died. Two of them are going like gangbusters. 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