Salvia lyrata - Lyre Leaf Sage
This shade-loving Salvia has foliage as cool as the flowers.
Lyre Leaf Sage blooms in early summer, sweet lavender blooms on foot-long stalks that hummingbirds love. The striking green and burgundy leaves mound like Columbine and make a fabulous ground cover. In or out of bloom, it's a great addition to any garden.
Lyrata thrives in zones 4-10, is happy in sun or shade, tolerates most soils and minimal water. It's gorgeous tucked among rocks or featured as an accent plant. This plant is a winner.