Needs correct pruning in spring-Russian Sage along west side of house - likes full sun and heat. deer and drought resistant. feet high and wide blooms late summer to first frost. My favorite Russian Sage varieties are Rocketman and Denim N' Lace:
As a horticulturist, I often find myself recommending plants to people. I feel bad when I get asked for the impossible plants; something like an evergreen that flowers all year long, is hardy in Zone loves deep shade, and deer won’t eat it.