Botanical Name: Salvia nemorosa "Mainacht"
Depth: Plant with crown of plant (where the roots meet the stems) at the soil level.
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Color: Deep purple
Foliage: Blue-gray lance shaped leaves 3" in length
Blooms: initially early summer, repeating bloom all summer long
Form: Erect mounding
Flower Form: Erect flower spikes 6-8" tall
Soil Requirements: Does best in moderately rich soil.
Growth Rate: Medium
Pruning: Remove faded flower spikes to encourage rebloom.
Comments: Spikes of striking, rich purple adorn hardy plants for weeks in summer; a magnet for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Aromatic foliage and very low maintenance. Perennial Plant of the Year 1997.
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