Russian Sage Plants

Potted Russian Sage Indoors for Winter

Sandraethier added on November 7, 2015 | Answered

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?

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Answered on November 10, 2015

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.

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