May Night Salvia

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May Night is the top signature Salvia, with famous deep blue/purple blooms. A big favorite. Perennial plant of the year in 1997. (Salvia nemorosa)
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size18-24" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
SKUAM018257

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
Everybody loves this plant. In fact, Salvia May Night is one of the most popular perennials of all time, up there with Rudbeckia Goldsturm and Sedum Autumn Joy. No garden should be without this one.

About Salvias: Salvias can be confusing. Everybody knows those fire-engine red spires we see in park plantings every summer. Well, they're the annuals. Were dealing here with perennials. And most perennial Salvias bloom blue or purple, and most are much larger plants than the little red annuals.

Growing with numerous dense flower spikes that come into full bloom in May or June, the cultivars of S. nemorosa (which is a combo of several European species that are winter hardy) have become the favored ones for perennial gardens. Some people call them Sage. Some just call them Salvias. But everyone who grows them loves them in the garden. Here are the best-known classic cultivars:

Sensation Rose is the rich red growing up to about two feet.
May Night is the very popular taller one with the signature deep purple Salvia color, to 3 feet.
Snow Hill is the rather short, but popular white, growing only to about 20 inches.

These famous Salvias , growing together or in single stands, are sure color every season in your perennial garden.

About warmer zones: Famous perennial guru Allan Armitage, who gardens in the south, warns that these Salvias may survive all the way to zone 9, but he says from Zone 8 south, they flop over terribly, making problems for the gardener, while further north they stand tall and straight. He heartily recommends them for gardeners  in colder zones.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM018257
AM018208 (Tray of 16)
AM014145 (Plant - 3" Pot)
Common Name
Meadow Sage May Night
Botanical Name
Salvia nemorosa May Night
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Size
Showy spikes of tiny, tubular, two-lipped flowers (each to 1/2” long)
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Gray green foliage with soft hairy leaves.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites, Salt
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings
Awards
Award of Garden Merit.
1997 Perennial of the Year.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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