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Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'/Lyre-leaf Sage

Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout' / Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'
In early spring the flowering stems are being produced
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In early spring the flowering stems are being produced

Rosettes of burgundy leaves will turn purple in summer and red in fall

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Scientific Name: Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'
Common Name: Lyre-leaf Sage
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Has rosettes of burgundy leaves that turn deep purple in summer and then red fall. Lilac-blue flowers produced in warm days of spring and summer attract bees and butteflies. Tolerates light shade, but grows best in full sun. May be used as a groundcover, particularly in poor soils. If the birds don't eat the seed, it will reseed itself.