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Salvia lyrata 'Burgundy Bliss'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: lyrata (ly-RAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Burgundy Bliss
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Burgundy

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama

Gainesville, Florida (2 reports)

Millersville, Maryland

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Garland, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 16, 2014, OhioLarch from Monroe, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database indicates that 'Burgundy Bliss' is a synonym of 'Purple Knockout'.

Negative

On May 9, 2010, plantmover from Hampton Roads, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have weeds that look better than this plant. I had hoped the dark leaves would provide contrast but even that is beyond its capability as the leaves tend to flatten. It just doesn't have a lot to offer, imo.

Neutral

On Oct 12, 2006, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

It's somewhat unassuming and lowgrowing, and the flowers are short lived and not very showy. I'm hoping as the clump enlarges, it makes more of a statement. Self-sowing some but not as bad as some other plants I know, and it would be easy to remove the few flower stems.