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Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Also called Cancer Weed


Photo courtesy of Jelitto Seed

More About Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

  • Grown mostly for its attractive foliage
  • Compact, deep burgundy, lyre-shaped, basal leaves
  • Features whorls of two-lipped, lavender-blue flowers
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Height: 50 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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Lyre-leaf Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade, and is tolerant of drought and humidity. Prune back flower stalks to encourage reblooming in late summer. It will reseed easily in a loose, sandy soil.


Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Compact

Foliage Color

Burgundy

Landscape uses

Border/edging