Salvia lyrata

Lyre-Leaved Sage

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Lyre-leaved Sage forms a nearly flat rosette of leaves that are dark green to maroon and irregularly lobed or lyre-shaped. From April to June, whorls of small, tubular, lilac flowers appear on stalks 1 foot tall. The real virtue of this species is in its use as a native ground cover for sunny or shady sites with lousy soil. Try the plant instead of Ajuga for a unique perennial ground cover. Withstands light foot traffic.



Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half, Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Average, Organic, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


full quart





less than 12

Flower Color

Lavender, Purple

Bloom Time

Early summer, Late spring



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8