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Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata
Common name lyre-leaf sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers light blue (May)
Size 1 ft
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes not fussy, drought-tolerant
From seed easy, germinates at room temperature
Seed ripensmid-June

lyre-leaf sage
Mid-green foliage is patterned with burgundy veins; some of the leaves have a scalloped "lyre" shape. Pretty blue flowers on stalks rising above the foliage in mid-spring. It self-seeds abundantly in our side garden, and we generally let it be as long as it doesn't get in the way of other plants.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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