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Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’
Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’
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Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’

Lyre-leaved Sage

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.468.350

A gorgeous selection of a Salvia native to the eastern USA. Plants are mainly grown for the foliage, which forms a mound of large purple-black leaves that remain attractive for the entire season. Adapts to most light situations but appreciates afternoon shade in hot regions. A terrific edging plant, also beautiful in mixed containers, contrasting especially well against plants with gold leaves. The flowers are white and fairly inconspicuous. This will sometimes self seed and comes true. Reported to be quite drought tolerant. Possibly hardy to Zone 5.

Further details for
Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   25-45 cm
   10-18 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.