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  • sage  (syn. Salvia May Night)
  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht'

sage (syn. Salvia May Night)

RHS award of garden merit £8.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Flower colour: indigo-blue
  • Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees; wrinkled, grey-green leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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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