Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht'
sage (syn. Salvia May Night)
Violet-blue flowers held on dark spires giving a strong vibrant presence throughout summer
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June and July
- Flower colour: indigo-blue
- Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees; wrinkled, grey-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A delightful, colourful plant with spikes of indigo-blue flowers in early to midsummer. This reliable perennial is ideal for the middle of a moist, well-drained herbaceous border. It flourishes in sun or dappled shade where the bright flowers help to liven up any plant scheme.
- Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.
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I am wanting to make a border along my driveway and want to use a salvia with agapanthus and alliums. Could you tell me the best salvia to use pleaseAsked on 8/21/2013 by Tj from Hampshire
This is a really pretty Salvia with lovely rich indigo-blue flowers, or Salvia nemorosa 'Caradona' which has violet blue stems, which is a more compact form.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 8/22/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
Q:2006 Planting Chelsea Flower Show enquiry
Hi, I see you have plants available for the current show, but do you have a plant list for the 2006 award winner (Daily Telegraph,Tom Stuart Smith) available as I am interested in buying some of these plants? Thank you for your time, KellyAsked on 4/5/2010 by kelly mackenzie
A:Hello Kelly, He did use a lot of plants in his garden - here is a list which includes most. Allium Purple Sensation Anthriscus Ravens Wing Aquilegia Ruby Port Astrantia Claret Carex testacea Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum Dahlia Dark Desire Euphorbia Fireglow Geranium Lily Lovell Geranium phaeum Samobor Geranium Phillipe Valpelle Geranium psilostemmon Geum Princess Juliana Gillenia trifoliata Hakonechloa macra Iris Dusky Challenger Iris Dutch Chocolate Iris Sultan's Palace Iris Superstition Iris Supreme Sultan Knautia macedonica Lavandula angustifolia Nepeta subsessilis Washfield Nepeta Walkers low Purple fennel - Giant Bronze Rodgersia pinnata Superba Rodgersia podophylla Salvia Mainacht Sedum matrona Stachys byzantina Stipa arundinacea (syn.Anemanthele lessoniana) Stipa gigantea Tulip Abu Hassan Tulip Ballerina Tulip Queen of Night Verbascum Helen Johnston I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 4/6/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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