• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early to midsummer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early to midsummer.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to encourage repeat bloom. Shear annually after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Also known as Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'. Salvia x sylvestris is a hybrid perennial salvia originating primarily from crosses between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis.
    Lore:
    Salvia x sylvestris is often commonly called wood sage. The genus name Salvia comes from the Latin word salveo meaning to save or heal, in reference to the curative properties attributed to some plants in this genus. The hybrid name of sylvestris comes from Latin meaning of or pertaining to forest or wood.