Perovskia ‘Filigran’

cut-leaf Russian sage

Outstanding Qualities

Cutleaf Russian sage is an easy to grow drought tolerant perennial that is a great addition to the sunny garden. The silvery green finely cut leaves and more upright flowering stems separate this cultivar from typical Russian sage and giving it a slightly more delicate look in the landscape. In midsummer the lovely foliage gives way to sprays of small light lavender blue flowers that are profusely borne. The blooms remain effective in to early fall giving a long season of interest.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, yellow, burgundy

Great Color Partners: blue, purple, cream, silver

Culture Notes

Russian sage thrives in full sun and well-drained or sandy soil. It will tolerate clay if the drainage is adequate. Once established it is drought tolerant, but appreciates occasional watering during prolonged dry weather. There is very little maintenance required other than cutting the plant back in winter before new growth starts in the spring.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: blue

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established, but appreciates occasional watering