Salvia sylvestris 'Mainacht' MAY NIGHT SAGE Live Perennial Plant Attract Butterflies Hummingbirds Blue-violet Flowers May to June Bloom

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Live plants are usually cut back for ease of shipment but plenty of healthy/new growth will surely follow. Please be sure to unpack and plant your plant(s) upon delivery.

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Botanical Name: Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' MAY NIGHT

Common Name: Sage

Bloom Time: May to June

Flower: Deep violet-blue

Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches

Spread: 12 to 18 inches

Foliage: Fragrant

Plant size: 2.5" pot

Requirements: Full sun. Prefers moist, well drained soil.

Life-cycle: Perennial

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Air Pollution

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8


Culture

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. Propagate from softwood cuttings or division. Some hybrid wood sages are sterile, some will grow from seed but will not come true, and a few will come true from seed.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Salvia x sylvestris, often commonly called wood sage, is a hybrid perennial salvia that primarily results from crosses between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis. Some cultivars currently listed under S. x sylvestris have uncertain parentage, however, and may actually be cultivars of one of the parents rather than being hybrids. Moreover, The Plant List considers a large number of hybrids sold in commerce today under different names to be synonyms of S. x sylvestris, including S. x alpestris, S. x asperula, S. x collina, and S. x superba.

Salvia x sylvestris plants, by and large, are branched, upright, clump-forming, perennials featuring opposite, oblong to lanceolate, medium green leaves and showy spikes of tiny, tubular, two-lipped flowers (each to 1/2” long) which range in color from blue to lavender to purple. Flowers primarily bloom from late spring to early summer, but sporadic additional bloom may continue to appear throughout much of the remaining summer. Flowers bloom in 2-6 flowered verticillasters arranged in dense terminal racemes which rise well-above the basal leaves on square stems to as much as 30” tall. Subsequent to the primary bloom, sporadic additional bloom may continue to appear throughout much of the remaining summer. Leaves of this mint family member are aromatic, wrinkled and soft-hairy beneath with entire or serrate margins. Basal leaves (to 3” long) have petioles. Smaller upper stem leaves are sessile.

Genus name comes from the Latin word salveo meaning to save or heal in reference to the purported medically curative properties attributed to some plants in the genus.

Hybrid name of sylvestris comes from Latin meaning of or pertaining to forest or wood.

Wood sage has a variety of common names including violet sage, ornamental meadow sage, Balkan clary, purple flowering sage or perennial woodland sage.

‘Mainacht’, commonly sold under the trade name of MAY NIGHT, features deep violet blue flowers on stems rising to 18-24” tall. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1997).

Garden Uses:

Perennial borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, wild gardens or along paths. Plant in groups for interesting accent.


FAQs

Certain plants prefer colder climates and others prefer mild winters. So knowing what your hardy zone is very important. For example, if I needed to find out what my hardy zone is, I would go to Google and type in "Coeur d' Alene, Idaho hardy zone. It's that simple!

Yes, I only offer top size bulbs so you can rest assured that they will perform well and bloom in your garden the very same season. However, certain plants like Peonies may take two seasons to grow be for showing flowers. For best results be sure plant your bulbs as soon as they arrive. If you purchase bulbs in the Fall they should be planted in the Fall. If you purchase in the Spring they should be planted in the Spring (after danger of frost has passed).

Certain plants prefer colder climates and others prefer mild winters. So knowing what your hardy zone is very important. For example, if I needed to find out what my hardy zone is, I would go to Google and type in "Coeur d' Alene, Idaho hardy zone. It's that simple!

Yes, I only offer top size bulbs so you can rest assured that they will perform well and bloom in your garden the very same season. However, certain plants like Peonies may take two seasons to grow be for showing flowers. For best results be sure plant your bulbs as soon as they arrive. If you purchase bulbs in the Fall they should be planted in the Fall. If you purchase in the Spring they should be planted in the Spring (after danger of frost has passed).


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    very pleased - well packed, quickly delivered, plants in good shape. thank you very much :)
    Jul 12, 2018 by Rew

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