It is also common to be used as a cooking ingredient. Generally, I would cut the stalks off about 2-or-3 inches from the base of the clump. Russian sage is a perennial plant that can easily be transplanted to a well-draining soil location with proper care. I've learned I should have pruned the sage in winter as it went dormant. Russian Sage Pruning ?? Other common names Russian sage Family Lamiaceae Name Status Synonym Plant range China Get involved. rosemarie face: 4/15/02 10:21 AM: Hi ! I have a Russian sage about 3 or 4 feet tall. 2.1 Needed care of pruning tools. Do I have to cut it back in spring (now) ? Russian sage is a woody subshrub.Although its branches are woody, like a shrub, the top portion of the plant may die back in cold winters. Shears. PP29281 . It's also easy to propagate Russian sage so you can plant it elsewhere in your garden. Full sun and well-drained, even dry soil of average fertility are required for Russian sage to thrive. Showing 1-4 of 4 messages. pruning Russian sage. Russian Sage Pruning ?? It is an excellent perennial for commercial landscapes without needing the constant maintenance of pruning. All stems of the Russian sage and the catmint may be pruned back to almost ground level. Is it too late? Advertisement. Just gather up the twigs in one hand and prune them all off evenly with the other. They will produce new growth from the base of the plant in the spring. Also, when will it be beautiful and full again? Divide Russian sage clumps . Trim your sage plants in the springtime instead, just as new leaves begin to emerge. Allow spent Russian sage plants to remain intact in autumn, and it will add interest to the winter landscape. Rosie z5 . Pruning Russian Sage & Whitefly Control. Russian sage, or Perovskia, is a late summer blooming perennial that bursts into flower like a cloud of blue.It goes from a hazy, pale blue to a jubilant azure. In April, I covered three different methods to prune Russian sage.Pruning method is important to consider because different methods yield different results. This will help prevent disease transmission, you will have to do it before you start pruning and every time you change plants. 3. A pair of gloves. Now that we know the right way to prune Russian Sage, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Planting and Care. Russian sage is available for sale from the following participating nurseries. Cultivars vary in flower color and growth form. Never had one before . Find help & information on Salvia yangii Silvery Blue = 'Lissvery' (PBR) (Pe) Russian sage [Silvery Blue] from the RHS The ideal time as to when to prune the sage depends on how you want to use the plant. Russian Sage Pruning ?? Feb 10, 2020 - Explore DeAnne Dillard's board "RUSSIAN SAGE" on Pinterest. It is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9 and grows best in full sun. Russian sage tolerates some over-pruning, though it may take it a year to recover from severe trims. Spring and summer care for Russian sage consists mainly of pruning. This plant is extremely forgiving; most landscapers on the island use the “Hair Cut” method of pruning. The Russian sage is a popular plant for home gardens with warm climates, particularly sandy soils with low amounts of moisture. Not sure if you should prune Russian sage in spring or fall? Tyra Trevellyn: 4/15/02 10:57 AM >From: [email protected] (rosemarie face) … CLOVER HILL PLANTS - 02 4782 9225 Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials Mail order or nursery. Russian sage pruning is essential if you don’t want it grows wild and ruin your garden. Cut your Russian sage back to about 4 inches above the ground. I did not do that. Asked May 21, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT. Pruning will make way for tender new growth that will be vulnerable to the cold and may be damaged or killed. 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