Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht') in the Salvias Database

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Common names:
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Also sold as:
May Night
Salvia x superba 'Mainacht'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches (46-61cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 28 inches (46-70cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fragrant
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Deep violet-blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Fall
Other: Remove spent flower spikes to encourage more.
Uses: Erosion control
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seeds are sterile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year. RHS-AGM. 2013 Great Plant Picks award winner.

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Comments:
Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Oct 21, 2015 6:11 PM

Can't kill this plant. Grows no matter where: full sun or even in mostly shade! Tolerant of extreme temperature (from negatives to 100+), drought/flood situation. This plant doesn't care! After first flush of blooms, give it a severe trim and you'll be rewarded with a new flush about 6 weeks later. Can get leggy and sprawling, though. It can look like something was lying in the middle of it and squished it flat.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 16, 2011 3:12 PM

Selected as the 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year. Outstanding for its compact growth habit, profuse deep purple flower spikes and vigorous re-blooming nature. “May Night” thrives in hot, sunny planting sites. The first flush of flowers comes in late spring. Deadheading and a little extra watering assures heavy re-blooming.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 26, 2014 7:05 PM

Sage (Salvia x sylvestris) 'Mainacht' is one of my all-time favorite sages. The blue-lavender blossoms begin blooming in my Maryland garden in May and continue until first frost in October. It is a sizable Salvia, reaching to two feet high with about an 18 inch spread. Like other Salvias, it has aromatic leaves and does well in medium to dry soil in full sun. It is a pollinator magnet from first bloom in May to last bloom in October, attracting both butterflies and bees.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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wow by Toni May 20, 2014 10:16 AM 2
Some Salvias (and others) that are in bloom by Skiekitty Jun 24, 2014 9:01 AM 24

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