Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Perennial Salvia, Garden Sage; a/k/a 'Mainacht'.
This award-winning salvia is a top performer in the landscape. Dense, vibrant blue-violet blooms atop multiple spikes over aromatic blue-gray, lance-shaped foliage. First flower spikes bloom heavily in early summer and then sporadically. Erect compact growth habit can be cut back to increase rebloom throughout the summer into the fall. This is a clump forming plant with oblong leaves which are aromatic when crushed. Use it in containers, beds, and borders.
Salvia is a staple item for every sunny garden. It asks little more than sunshine and a little drink every once in a while in return for producing a bountiful mass of colorful flower spires from late spring into early summer. It forms a uniform, rounded clump of aromatic, rugose green foliage that looks nice all season long and is not enjoyed by rabbits or deer.
Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller.
Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year -- 1997
Height: 18.0 Inches
Spread: 15.0-18.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer - Midsummer
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant, Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant