Salvia yangii, also called Russian sage, previously known as Perovskia atriplicifolia, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant and subshrub. Although not previously a member of Salvia, the genus widely known as sage, it is now included within them.
Perovskia atriplicifolia, commonly called Russian sage, is a woody-based perennial of the mint family which typically grows 2-4' (less frequently to 5') tall and features finely-dissected, aromatic (when crushed), gray-green leaves on stiff, upright, square stems and whorls of two-lipped, tubular, light blue flowers tiered in branched, terminal panicles (12-15" high). Long summer bloom period. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1995). Genus name honors Russian general V. A. Perovski (1794 - c. 1857). Specific epithet means with leaves resembling salt-bush.