Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf Sage is a perennial that’s native to much of the Eastern United States. A rosette of green to reddish leaves sit at the base of the plant. Terminal spikes which bore pale-blue, tubular flowers shoot up in late spring. Flowers are arranged in whorls along the stem. Native bees are attracted to these showy flowers for which they pollinate. Blooming may last for 4-6 weeks. Basal leaves may be evergreen and can persist throughout winter. It makes for an excellent groundcover. In the wild, it’s often found in a variety of meadows and open woodlands.

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

May to July

Soil Moisture

Moist to Medium

Plant Height

2 Feet


Native Bees