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Salvia x sylvestris - 'Mainacht' (Sage)

Salvia x sylvestris - 'Mainacht' (Sage)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Salvia x sylvestris Description

This hardy perennial produces spikes of dark blue blooms in mid summer. Foliage forms into dense clumps, which are attractive in their own right. A useful herbaceous plant for contrasting with silver foliage plants. 7ocm tall x 50cm.


Salvia x sylvestris - Cultivation Notes

This hardy Salvia requires a sheltered warm location in full sun. Tolerating draughty conditions and flourishing on any decent free draining garden soil and suitable for planting on chalky or sandy soils. Cut back after flowering to encourage second autumnal flush of bloom.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Salvia x sylvestris:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Salvia x sylvestris:

  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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