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Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' (Mainacht)

Also called Perennial Sage


More About Salvia nemorosa May Night ('Mainacht')

  • Other species names: sylvestris or superba
  • Clump forming, upright, mounding habit
  • Spikes of purple buds open to violet-blue flowers
  • Green, oblong leaves emit fragrance when crushed
  • Excellent cut flower, fresh or dried
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 45 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

40-45 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Violet
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May Night Meadow Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist or dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. They are drought tolerant, once established. Shear back flowers after flowering to maintain a compact foliage habit and to encourage a late-summer bloom.


Salvia nemorosa May Night ('Mainacht') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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