Is there a perennial that will work harder than Russian Sage to liven up your entryway garden, foundation beds, or patio plantings? Nyet! We don’t think so. This overachiever grows quickly to become a shrubby perennial that is smothered in lavender-blue blossoms for months. Few plants can boast such an amazingly long bloom time. The soothing flowers—so easy on the eyes—go with everything in your landscape, whether you favor a color scheme of hot red, orange and yellow, or you’re more a fan of pastels. To top it all off, Russian Sage’s silvery green foliage provides the perfect foil for its light purple blooms.