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

Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Shipment begins in Spring 2021

SKU: S37620
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Quick Facts
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 bloomer provides gardeners with the deepest, darkest violet-blue flowers to be found among the perennial Sages, and it blooms from May into August. It's little wonder this plant is in such great demand. Combine with Aquilegia for a late spring treat. 'Mainacht'

Only a few of the perennials in this large genus are hardy for us in Northwest Connecticut, but among them are several superb garden plants. Most offer spikes of densely packed flowers in shades of pink and purple and have a long period of bloom. They are especially valuable where summers are hot and dry, for they ignore heat and go steadily about the business of making flowers. All prefer sun and excellent drainage.

For more information on the growing and care of Salvia, 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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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.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

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.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer


Received 3 small plants. They grew to a reasonable size the year I planted them. However, they never appeared the second year.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

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Growing guide
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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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