Salvia may night is a purple flowering perennial Salvia may night planted in a mixed garden Salvia may night with vibrant purple vertical bloom stalks close look at trumpet shaped purple blooms of salvia may night
Salvia may night is a purple flowering perennial Salvia may night planted in a mixed garden Salvia may night with vibrant purple vertical bloom stalks close look at trumpet shaped purple blooms of salvia may night

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Salvia May Night

Salvia sylvestris 'May Night'

Growzone: 4-9

As Low As: $18.95

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1 Gallon Pot $18.95
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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.

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Magnificent deep purple spikes of flowers that attract butterflies and bees! The most intense deep indigo-purple spikes imaginable rise to 18" above the rough green leaves during June and July.


Growing Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 18 Inches
Mature Width: 15-18 Inches
Sunlight: Full sun
Water Requirements: Dry to medium
Selling Points: Drought tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, hummingbirds, butterflies and pollinators
This Plants Growzone: 4-9 Salvia May Night Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Salvia May Night

Before you buy a Salvia May Night Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant my Salvia May Night?

How do I plant my Salvia May Night?

When planting a May Night Meadow Sage plant in a garden, we recommend digging a hole that is twice the width, but the same depth as the container the plant came in. Digging your hole too deep can cause the plant to drown, or develop root rot.

How do I prune Salvia May Night?

How do I prune Salvia May Night?

When pruning this plant, it is best to wait until after the Salvia flowers. One annual pruning is recommended, however you can remove dead or dying flowers throughout the growing season.

What fertilizer is recommended for May Night Meadow Sage?

What fertilizer is recommended for May Night Meadow Sage?

This Sage Plany grows best if it’s fertilized once in the spring before new growth emerges. We recommend using Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus, it is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. This fungus naturally occurs and provides benefits to the plant by creating a barrier between roots and pathogens that can harm the shrub.

How often do I water May Night Sage?

How often do I water May Night Sage?

After planting the Salvia May Night, give it a slow, deep watering. This is important especially during the early stages of being planted in your yard. Be patient with this because most of the water that hits the soil at first will run off, it takes time for the water to penetrate the soil and reach the plant roots. Water regularly while the root system is establishing, and more often if planted in hot climates or containers.


Additional Information

Deer Resistant Salvia May Night Plants

Salvia May Night is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage, but also performs well in gravelly or sandy soils. Tolerates drought. Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Plants may spread somewhat rapidly in optimum growing conditions. Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. Plants like cool night temperatures (best performance is north of USDA Zone 7).

Plants may become somewhat floppy and open up as the summer progresses, particularly in hot and humid climates. If plants flop or otherwise depreciate in summer to the point where they look unsightly, consider cutting them back to the basal foliage. In any event, cut plants back after flowering has concluded. Propagate from softwood cuttings or division. Some hybrid wood sages are sterile, some will grow from seed but will not come true, and a few will come true from seed. Salvia x sylvestris, often commonly called wood sage, is a hybrid perennial salvia that primarily results from crosses between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis. Some cultivars currently listed under S. x sylvestris have uncertain parentage, however, and may actually be cultivars of one of the parents rather than being hybrids. Moreover, The Plant List considers a large number of hybrids sold in commerce today under different names to be synonyms of S. x sylvestris, including S. x alpestris, S. x asperula, S. x collina, and S. x superba. Salvia x sylvestris plants, by and large, are branched, upright, clump-forming, perennials featuring opposite, oblong to lanceolate, medium green leaves and showy spikes of tiny, tubular, two-lipped flowers (each to 1/2” long) which range in color from blue to lavender to purple. 

Flowers primarily bloom from late spring to early summer, but sporadic additional bloom may continue to appear throughout much of the remaining summer. Flowers bloom in 2-6 flowered verticillasters arranged in dense terminal racemes which rise well-above the basal leaves on square stems to as much as 30” tall. Subsequent to the primary bloom, sporadic additional bloom may continue to appear throughout much of the remaining summer. Leaves of this mint family member are aromatic, wrinkled and soft-hairy beneath with entire or serrate margins. Basal leaves (to 3” long) have petioles. Smaller upper stem leaves are sessile. Genus name comes from the Latin word salveo meaning to save or heal in reference to the purported medically curative properties attributed to some plants in the genus. Salvia May Night is a hybrid name of sylvestris comes from Latin meaning of or pertaining to forest or wood. Wood sage has a variety of common names including violet sage, ornamental meadow sage, Balkan clary, purple flowering sage or perennial woodland sage. ‘Mainacht’, commonly sold under the trade name of MAY NIGHT, features deep violet blue flowers on stems rising to 18-24” tall. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1997).


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