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SALVIA sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Commonly known as Wood sage
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Deciduous - mid-green, wrinkled, lance-shaped, hairy leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long
Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - purple violet
Height - 70cm (28in)
Spread - 45cm (18in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming, erect, branched perennial producing flowers 2cm (¾in) long
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Partial shade - light, dappled shade
Additional Features - Good to know - - S. x sylvestris 'May Night'. Wildlife plant - insects. To prolong flowering remove spent blooms
Place of origin - garden origin. Germany.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower Shape - Racemes - - dense, terminal racemes
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Pruning group - Pruning group 6
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented Plants - Scented foliage -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!