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Salvia (Meadow Sage) ‘Mainacht’ (May Night)

Perennial Plant of the Year 1997!

Salvia ‘May Night’ was chosen for its versatility in growing in many different regions of the US. One of the most commonly used salvias, it is covered in striking dark violet-blue flower spikes in May and June and remains upright and tidy throughout the season. ‘May Night’ is a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds and is also deer-resistant. It is an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Freshly aromatic and low maintenance. Combine with brilliant yellows and whites for a bold display in the garden. Although reported to be drought tolerant once established, it does much better in a medium water-use environment with afternoon shade. Reblooms throughout the summer and early fall if dead-headed. Dead-head often to improve its appearance and flowering. Seedlings may appear in springtime. Excellent garden plant with showy purple spires. Thrives in fertile soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Useful in the perennial border, rock garden or as an edging.

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
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SL600BAG Salvia (Meadow Sage) 'Mainacht' (May Night) 25 20 $67.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht'
Common Name Meadow Sage
Size #1
Height 18-24"
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 3-10
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower Violet-purple
Bloomtime May - June

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: There are few pests or diseases to worry about.