• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early Summer to Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early Summer to Midsummer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)Coneflower (Echinacea);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought when established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued bloom. Prune annually after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • 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.