May Night Sage

Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

SKU
7026
Rich-colored royal purple flowers draw butterflies and bees in droves. Large, aromatic leaves create strong stems topped with long, fuzzy, cigar-shaped flower clusters. Top heavy spikes may require staking. Herbaceous perennial that prefers fast drainage and drier soils. Full sun. Fast growing; 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
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Botanical PronunciationSAL-vee-uh sil-VES-tris
LoreSalvia 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 MaturityQuickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Midsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureShowy Summer Flowers

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.

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