Lyreleaf Sage Care: Tips On Growing Lyreleaf Sage

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com Although they produce spiky lilac blooms in spring and summer, lyreleaf sage plants are valued primarily for their colorful foliage, which emerges as deep green or burgundy in spring. The color deepens as the season progresses, with some varieties turning an impressive shade of red in autumn. Interested in learning about growing lyreleaf sage? Read on. What is Lyreleaf Sage? Lyreleaf sage (Salvia lyrata) is a perennial herb that grows wild across much of the eastern United States, extending into parts of the Midwest. It grows in a variety of soil types and is often found in woodlands, meadows, fields, and along roadsides. It is suitable for growing in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10. Note: Although lyreleaf sage plants are attractive in the home landscape, this salvia plant is considered an invasive plant in certain areas due to its

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