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Wanted: Russian Sage/Perovskia

Posted by happytomato2008 wis 3 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 31, 09 at 10:01

I need a tall ground cover for Zone 3 and this plant I was informed does great for a ground in the Dakotas!! Need this...Judy G

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RE: Wanted: Russian Sage/Perovskia

I think your information may be a little faulty :-) Most sources list Perovskia hardy to only zone 5, possibly 4. And I would not consider it much of a groundcover. It is considered a subshrub in my area and doesn't really spread - a mature plant might reach 24-30" across, but that's it.

Nepeta, cat mint, may be a better choice - hardier, long bloom season, likes similar growing conditions and much more appropriate used as a groundcover. It spreads!

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