Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'
Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

SKU: S37620
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Common Name: Sage
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Aug
Mature Height: 18-24" Spacing: 15-18"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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This long blooming Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night' provides gardeners with rich purple flower spikes that offer a magnificent full flush in late spring followed by intermittent bloom through summer, if dead-headed. It's little wonder this plant is in such great demand. Combine with Aquilegia for a late spring treat. 'Mainacht'

Pollinators and hummingbirds love the spikes of densely packed Salvia flowers which come in a range of colors: white, pink, red, purple and blue. Long-lasting Salvia blooms can extend from late spring into fall with dependable color. Salvias are especially valuable where summers are hot and dry, for they ignore heat and go steadily about the business of making flowers. Because some Salvias endure colder climates better than others, we classify certain varieties as Perennial Salvia and other less hardy varieties as Annual Salvia. The genus Salvia is part of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family, so most all have square stems and a strong scent when their leaves are crushed.

For more information on the growing and care of Salvia, please click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (12 Reviews) Write a Review

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Gorgeous fast growers

I bought 10 of these to plant in front of my pink knock-out roses and Betty Boop floribunda roses. They came in small pint containers and I wasn't impressed at first. However, after just a few weeks, every plant grew very large and wide and covered with gorgeous, deep purple, spiky blooms! They looked amazing against the bright pink Roses. Sadly however, they didn't return the next year despite being very well taken care of and growing in the proper usda zone.

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beautiful blooms

I purchased two of these to plant together last fall and one has gorgeous deep purple blooms and wide set foliage while the other is 1/4 of the size with no bloom in sight. I'm a little disappointed one is a late bloomer. We'll see how it fares for the rest of the season.

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A Sunny Border Staple

Salvia May Night has beautiful deep violet blooms that begin in early June here in Zone 5b/6a and continue in waves throughout the summer. It is a backbone plant in our garden, used throughout our long border. Established plants spread and their weight will cause them to flop even with deadheading. We use supports with display specimens to keep them tidy. This salvia really needs full sun and soil that drains well.

A favorite use is combining May Night with Daylily Apricot Sparkles and Echinacea Summer Sky for a colorful, long-blooming display.

As a bonus, bees and butterflies seem to love Salvia May Night and our voracious rabbits and groundhogs leave it alone.

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Looks great the first year

Plant looks as advertised in the photo and has bloomed beautifully the first year. It is getting a bit leggy now, but that has been the case with all perennial salvias I have grown, but it is better than most.

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Lives up to discription.

Planted in full sun, bloomed all summer. I did do some dead-heading, still has blooms on it now at the end of September. It did take two years to become a good size.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: sal'vee-uh

Plant Salvia in full sun and well-drained soil. For perennial varieties in Zones 5 and colder, drainage is especially important in winter. Cut back hard, to 3-4" after flowering to keep plants compact and to promote rebloom.


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