Botanical Name: Salvia nemorosa "Mainacht"
Height: 18 inches.
Spacing: 8 - 10 inches.
Depth: Plant with crown of plant (where the roots meet the stems) at the soil level.
Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Color: Deep purple.
Foliage: Blue-gray lance shaped leaves 3 inches in length.
Blooms: initially early Summer, repeating bloom all Summer long.
Form: Herbaceous perennial. Erect mounding.
Flower Form: Erect flower spikes 6 - 8 inches tall.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained moderately rich soil.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
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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