Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'

Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'

Salvia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
  • Common name: Salvia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 45cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' is a striking, compact salvia for the herbaceous border, producing masses of flower stems topped by spikes of violet-purple flowers from early to midsummer.

Unlike many salvias, Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' is fully hardy. The felty leaves are finely toothed with pronounced veining. It can either be grown among other upright plants, or be used to contrast with more angular, architectural groupings. It looks particularly good planted next to shrubs and perennials with with dark or silver leaves.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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