Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Filigran russian sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

About This Species

Zone 5a

Grow me instead of Baby’s breath

Filigran Russian sage is a clump-forming woody perennial that emits a musky, somewhat sage-like aroma. It has small, lavender-blue flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage is fine textured and pale green-silver in color. It is a tough plant that is resistant to drought, heat, pests, poor soils, deer, and rabbits.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions