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. This showy perennial is excellent for mixed borders, flower beds and patio containers. Thrives in areas where spring and summer nights remain cool. An herbaceous perennial.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Easy Care, Fast Growing, WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early Summer to MidsummerFlower color:PurpleGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)Coneflower (Echinacea);
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought when established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued bloom. Prune annually after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.