May Night Sage
Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SAL-vee-uh sil-VES-tris|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer to Midsummer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)Coneflower (Echinacea);|
Thrives 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9