Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht'
wood sage 'Mainacht'
'Mainacht' is a compact perennial with neat, dark green foliage and dense racemes of deep violet flowers in early summer
SynonymsSalvia nemorosa 'Mai Nacht'
Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'
see moreSalvia sylvestris 'May Night'
Salvia × sylvestris May Night
Salvia × superba May Night
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Best in full sun but can tolerate light partial shade
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wildlife gardens
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Flower borders and beds
Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering
Generally disease free
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