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Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'


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Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'

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Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' is a striking, compact salvi 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.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: sylvestris

Cultivar: Mainacht

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Time to prune: September to November

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: July to September

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