The Latin name Perovskia atriplicifolia is such a mouthful for this 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year. Large sprays of small light blue flowers atop the signature upright gray-green foliage of this plant bloom in August and September. This hardy garden standby requires little attention, growing well in hot dry locations. It’s great in the border garden and attracts butterflies. Now is the perfect time to give this plant a try. We are giving one Russian Sage free with a $20 purchase while supplies last.