Salvia Nemorosa Mainacht Ground Cover
Salvia Nemorosa Mainacht
Another beautiful Salvia variety to receive an RHS Award of Garden Merit! The wonderful perennial Salvia Nemorosa Mainacht ground cover is one of the early flowering hardy Salvia’s and delivers rich indigo-blue flowers on upright dark stems above aromatic grey-green foliage, lasting from June to July. Spectacular planted in groups to create swathes of colour in your beds and borders, these nectar rich flowers will also delight your bees.
Salvia Nemorosa Mainacht offer a great ground cover option as they will quickly fill out to create a weed suppressing mat. Their early flowering period means the striking spires of blooms bring colour to a range of planting schemes often before other perennials are in bud. From cottage style gardens through to more architectural displays, these hardy plants liven up any garden. Deadhead them regularly to encourage more blooms and enjoy washes of colour in the garden for months on end. Try planting with Achillea, or Agapanthus and purple Heuchera.
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Salvia Nemorosa Mainacht ground cover are easy to care for and require very little maintenance. They will thrive in fertile, well drained, soil in full sun though will tolerate partial shade. Give them a good soaking of water when planting and getting established, and then you should only need to supplement rainwater during dry spells. If clumps of Salvia become congested, we recommend dividing them every 3-4 years.
As a rough guide when planting Salvia Nemorosa Mainacht as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
How to grow Salvia Nemorosa Mainacht
Position: Full Sun
Soil and site: Well drained, neutral to alkaline soils
Flowering time: June to July
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: Height to 75m, spread to approximately 45cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy once established
Aftercare: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage more blooms. Divide overcrowded plants every few years. Apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring