Sage, Lyre-Leaf (Cancer Weed) (Salvia lyrata) packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 9
(Cancer Weed, Lyre Leaf Sage) Herbaceous perennial native to central and eastern US. Basal leaves bear striking purple variegations, the outer margin resembling perhaps the shape of a lyre. Traditional use of root, leaf and seed (TWM, American Indian): a salve used for healing wounds and treating abnormal growths. Flowers pale blue to lavender, deep throated, with a characteristic dorsal ridge, on a raceme to 18 inches tall. Grows in regular garden soils and is particularly fond of growing in lawns, where it co-exists harmlessly with lawn grass. Sow seeds in spring. Germination takes about 2 weeks. Work up in pots before transplanting to garden. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
20 seeds/pkt, certified organically grown