Monday, June 15, 2015
On Saturday I drove up to Prescott Valley to visit my sister and was introduced to a new plant that I had not seen before. I kept seeing these shrubs all along the street up to my sister's house so I asked her what they were. She said she thought they were Russian Sage. Sure enough, that's what it's called. The plant is native to Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tibet and is not of the same genus as other plants called "sage".
Wikipedia says that "it requires full sun, but is hardy and cold tolerant. It is also tolerant of dry chalky soils with high pH, salt tolerant, and drought tolerant." That makes them just about perfect for northern Arizona.
I just thought they were quite beautiful lining the streets and decorating the yards.