Sage 'Mainacht'

Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht'

Sage 'Mainacht'

Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht'
This lovely woodland sage is just perfect in the border!
Woodland Sage (Salvia nemorosa) 'Mainacht' is a trouble-free, pretty, perennial. This hardy, clump forming plant flowers for a long time. The flowers appear as purple spikes on the unusual, tall, square, hairy stems. The long and narrow leaves are finely serrated. An unusually decorative plant, it will attract lots of butterflies. Sage may even flower a 2nd time if you snip the first flower stems right back, immediately after they have flowered. Woodland sage 'Mainacht' combines well with other perennials so really is indispensable in your garden!
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Sage 'Mainacht'
Sage 'Mainacht'
Sage 'Mainacht'
Sage 'Mainacht'
Sage 'Mainacht'
Latin name: Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Blue
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: May - August
Growing Height: 60 - 80 cm
Planting distance: 30 - 40 cm

Plant your Salvia nemorosa immediately upon receipt into the garden or into pots or planters.
Potting it up? Then use a large planter with holes in the base. Cover the base with gravel or hydro-pellets. Add some fresh potting compost and plant your woodland sage at the correct height. If planting more than one, keep them 25 cm apart. Fill the pot with more potting compost and press well in. Water generously, immediately.
Stand the pot in full sun or part shade. If you line a porous pot with plastic prior to planting, or use a plastic pot inside a larger decorative planter, you can help prevent evaporation and the plants will not dry out so quickly.

Salvia nemorosa in the garden

If you're planting your Salvia nemorosa in the garden, you can space them a bit further apart. Improve your garden soil with the addition of some potting compost. This sage likes a limey soil but even more imortant, the soil must drain well.


Salvia nemorosa is an easily grown, very abundantly flowering plant for in the garden. Fertilise this plant in the spring. Cut back all branches in April to about half.

Snip out overblown flower stems after flowering to encourage re-flowering and extend the flowering period. We advise that you feed regularly with liquid plant food if you want extra profuse flowering.

Keep this plant healthy and looking good by digging it up every 3 years or so and splitting it. Use fresh soil to replant.

Salvia nemorosa in the winter

This plant is good and hardy as long as its soil is not too wet. If potted, you'd be best to store your Salvia over winter in a light, frost free-area.


The original Salvia nemorosa is a deciduous perennial plant from the forests and plains of Asia Minor and is also known as woodland sage. The flower spikes appear all summer long and will attract lots of butterflies and bees.


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