May Night Sage
May Night Sage
Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'Item #7026 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Tall spikes of indigo blue flowers top compact mounds of soft, green foliage. Butterflies and hummingbirds love it! This showy perennial is excellent for mixed borders, flower beds and patio containers. Thrives in areas where spring and summer nights remain cool. Herbaceous perennial.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Easy Care, WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early to midsummer.Flower color:PurpleGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to encourage repeat bloom. Shear annually after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
- History & LoreHistory:Also known as Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'. Salvia x sylvestris is a hybrid perennial salvia originating primarily from crosses between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis.Lore:Salvia x sylvestris is often commonly called wood sage. The genus name Salvia comes from the Latin word salveo meaning to save or heal, in reference to the curative properties attributed to some plants in this genus. The hybrid name of sylvestris comes from Latin meaning of or pertaining to forest or wood.