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Salvia × sylvestris ‘Mainacht’

For sale by Jeremy Chadwick

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

Pot SizeTotal Price
15 litres
£5.00

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Plant Finder: about Salvia × sylvestris ‘Mainacht’

Common names

Hybrid sage, Sage

Description

Salvia × sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (Hybrid sage). These are annuals, biennials, perennials and evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs and sub-shrubs. Salvia is an ancient Latin name which is derived from salveo which means to save or to heal. There are about 900 species, which produce tubular shaped flowers, in many different colours. The leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods.

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer. Cut back in spring.

Interest and use

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Salvia × sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ | Langley Park, Durham, DH7 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterDry

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