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Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' (Wood sage 'Mainacht')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

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', Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht', Salvia x superba 'Mainacht', Salvia 'Mainacht', Salvia 'May Night'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

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

Fragrance

Foliage is scented

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes to encourage further flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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', Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht', Salvia x superba 'Mainacht', Salvia 'Mainacht', Salvia 'May Night'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

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.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is scented

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes to encourage further flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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