Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (May Night)

(May Night Salvia)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Tall spikes of deep violet blue flowers top compact mounds of soft, green foliage. This showy perennial is excellent for mixed borders, flower beds and patio containers. Thrives in areas where spring and summer nights remain cool. An herbaceous perennial.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage, but also performs well in gravelly or sandy soils. Tolerates drought. Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Plants may spread somewhat rapidly in optimum growing conditions. Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. Plants like cool night temperatures (best performance is north of USDA Zone 7). Plants may become somewhat floppy and open up as the summer progresses, particularly in hot and humid climates. If plants flop or otherwise depreciate in summer to the point where they look unsightly, consider cutting them back to the basal foliage. In any event, cut plants back after flowering has concluded.

Additional information

Common Name

May Night Salvia

Botanical Name

Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'

Container/Amount

1 Quart

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

18"

Width

12-18"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late Spring

Flower Color

Violet blue

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

gray-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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