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Botanical name: Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Other names: Wood sage 'Mainacht', Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night', Salvia x superba 'May Night', Salvia nemorosa 'May Night', Salvia sylvestris "May Night'
Variety or cultivar: 'Mainacht' _ 'Mainacht' is a compact, upright perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, scalloped, wrinkled, hairy dark-green leaves and dense, terminal racemes of deep violet flowers in early summer.
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' is: Deciduous
Flower: Dark-blue in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Fragrance: Foliage is scented
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Plant with: Penstemon digitalis 'Huskers Red' (Penstemon 'Huskers Red'), Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue' (Love-in-a-mist 'Oxford Blue'), Penstemon digitalis 'Mystica' (Penstemon 'Mystica'), Penstemon laetus subsp. roezlii (Roezl's penstemon ), Verbena rigida (Slender vervain), Potentilla fruticosa 'Medicine Wheel Mountain' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Medicine Wheel Mountain')
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Remove faded flower spikes to encourage further flowering.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' (Wood sage 'Mainacht') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Coastal
Cultivation: Plant in light, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Grows best in full sun will tolerate part shade.
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