Can I bring potted Russian sage into the house for the winter? I bought a potted Russian sage but didn't get around to planting it outside. Can I bring it into the house for the winter then plant it in the spring and, if so, how do I care for it?
Potted Russian Sage Indoors for Winter
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Russian Sage will not survive brought indoors.
You can cut the plant back to about 12 inches.
You should find a sheltered location to winter over the pot outdoors.
A garage is a suitable location.
Add some leaves or mulch to the pot.
Keep the plant at a constant temperature and check the soil over the winter months to make sure it is not drying out completely. You can add a small amount of water if needed.
In the spring you can plant it outdoors after danger of frost.