Sage

Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' (syn. Salvia 'May Night')

Sage   - Salvia × sylvestris  'Mainacht' (syn. Salvia 'May Night')

Common Name: Sage
Genus: Salvia
Species: sylvestris
Cultivar: 'Mainacht' (syn. Salvia 'May Night')

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A delightful colourful plant with spikes of indigo-blue flowers in early to midsummer. This reliable perennial is ideal for the middle of a moist well-drained herbaceous border. It flourishes in sun or dappled shade where the bright flowers help to liven up any plant scheme.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.


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