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mimi2five
I live in eastern Virginia. I planted Russian Sage a few years ago. I loved it, but it soon ran rampant over my entire garden. Ended up pulling it out, which was a big job since if I didn't get all of the underground runners it popped up again. Definitely think twice before planting in warmer climates.
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bjly
I forgot to mention that in our country we have an abundance of elk & mountain sheep. Russian sage does not get even a nibble. Also, cat mint, lambs ears, achillia & salvia is off the grazers list. All of which are drought tolerant. I heard somewhere that if you over water & over fertilize, plants, those that may have been off the deer's list may become edible.
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I have used Russian sage for years in xeriscape water-wise landscapes. Lovely when in contrast with Blue Avena grass.

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