Perennial Plant of the Year 1995! Atriplicifolia ‘Russian Sage’ has lavender-blue flowers, on silvery-green foliage that glistens in the sunlight. The aromatic semi-woody shrub grows upright when planted in full sun but will take on a looser form when planted in partial shade. Cut back the stems to 12-15″ after the first frost in the fall. Plant in a well-drained or dry location where a delicate, airy effect is wanted. This shrub takes an upright form unless exposed to too much shade. Excellent in a border, in a grouping, as a hedge, or a specimen. Deer resistant, fragrant, attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers, serve as butterfly nectar sources.