Scientific Name: Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates very light shade. Also tolerates drought. Appreciates cool evenings.

This clump-forming, compact salvia features numerous, dense, upright, spike-like racemes of tiny, two-lipped, deep violet-blue flowers which rise above gray-green foliage to a height of 18-24". Flowers bloom in May and June and may rebloom sporadically into late summer if faded flowers are promptly cut back. Excellent fresh cut flower. A mint family member which is slightly aromatic when crushed and is attractive to bees and butterflies.

Cold hardiness zones: 4 - 9
Light needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Prefers regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
Growth rate: Fast
Blooms: Early to mid-summer