One of the earliest hardy Salvia to bloom, multiple award-winner Sage 'Mainacht' or 'May Night' (Salvia x sylvestris) has been in cultivation for 30 years and has become quite a standard. Extremely showy, it displays stunning spikes of rich, violet-blue flowers which pleasantly contrast darker bracts. They appear in late spring and bloom for weeks, often throughout the summer.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- This superb cultivar is really an interesting plant that makes an attractive accent in perennial borders, butterfly gardens, cottage gardens or containers. Combines beautifully with yellow Achillea (Yarrow), daylilies or interspersed with roses. Very useful and adaptable in the garden, it is trouble-free and easy to grow.
- Reliable, this erect, compact herbaceous perennial grows in round clumps of dark green, aromatic foliage, up to 12-36 in. high (30-90 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
- Enjoys full sun (light shade is tolerated) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage are preferred!
- Drought tolerant and deer resistant, it is a real magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees!
- Remove spent flower spikes to promote further blooms and cut back after flowering is over.