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Salvia lyrata

Description

Lyreleaf Sage is a herbaceous perennial that may grow 1 to 2 feet tall The stem is square and hairy. This plant only has leaves that originate at the base of the stem. Each leaf is lobed like a lyre. Lavender flowers occur in rings around the stem from mid spring to early summer.

 

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Spring, Summer; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Summer

 

Cultivars:
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Cultivars:
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salvia
    Species:
    lyrata
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern and central United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Lyreleaf sage is moderately resistant to deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    1 in. bright blue flowers in whorls along the upper part of the plant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Small bract-like leaves; basal leaves are 3 to 8 in. long and stalked; may have wavy toothed margins or pinnate lobes;
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    simple or sparingly branched stems; hairy
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil