Will new shoots come up underneath last year's Russian Sage plants?

Asked April 13, 2019, 10:50 AM EDT

when/how should i trim or remove (?) the dead looking Russian Sage plants from last year - which were so stunning large and healthy?

Douglas County Colorado

1 Response

Hi. Russian sage is a very hardy plant and easy to grow. In the spring you should cut back to 6-8 inches to encourage full growth. Don't pull the dead parts out. Once it blooms you can cut it back again by half to encourage fullness and growth. It is quite invasive and will send out shoots every year. Here are links to info about Russian sage.


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http://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/annuals-perennials/1050-russian-sage/

https://wimastergardener.org/article/russian-sage-perovskia-atriplicifolia/