Is a Russian Sage Plant an Herb?

Although Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is sometimes confused with other culinary varieties of sage, it is not an herb and it should not be eaten or used in the preparation of foods. Russian sage is perennial, woody, sub-shrub that is best used as an ornamental border.

Keywords: Russian sage herb, Russian sage edible, Russian sage shrub

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