Salvia 'May Night' Description
Hard to find rich purple color blooms all summer long on this heat & humidity tolerant perennial!
Upright purple stems give way to numerous, rich, violet-purple flower spikes in early summer. A powerful and rich color for the sun perennial border. Blooms in early summer and goes all summer long. Attractive upright habit doesn't bend over in the rain. Grows 18" tall. Leaves have a pleasing aroma when crushed.
This color is hard to find in other perennials and has some great qualities: Heat and humidity tolerant, long blooming and irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds.
The leaves have a pleasing aroma when crushed.
Plant Salvia 'May Night' in normal, well drained soil. They do their best in full sun. Removed spent blooms to encourage flowering all summer long!
Cutting flowers for bouquets encourages new flower buds for a prolonged flowering performance.
Designing with salvia
Dark spires combine well with mound forming plants such as coreopsis. Pair with yellow foliage berberry, sedum Angelina, or rose Yellow Knock Out. Pair with white flowers such as Campanul Rapido series White or echinacea White Swan. Silver foliage plants such as artemisia Powis Castle or silver mound bring out the bold colors.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds, Reblooming
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Salvia 'May Night'
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- Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
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18" X 18"
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Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Massing, Specimen
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Soil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Prefers moist, gravelly or sandy soils with good drainage.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium -- Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this.
Spacing: 1 - 2 ft
Fertilizing: Apply a slow release, balanced, granular fertilizer in spring as new growth emerges.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Many gardeners allow the spent foliage to stand until spring, and remove it when new growth emerges.
Maintenance & pruning: Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. Plants may become somewhat floppy and open up as the summer progresses, particularly in humid climates. If plants flop or otherwise depreciate in summer to the point where they look unsightly, consider cutting them back to the basal foliage.
ReviewsWrite a reviewVery unhappy with plants received - Not Great Garden plants!Jodie Oliver | Jul 13, 2020Ordered six of these May Night salvia plants. The plants arrived, package two to a narrow box. I was so excited to receive them! Until I opened them! So, so disappointing! Five out of the six salvias were received in horrible, nearly dead condition (along with four Achillea "Firefly Diamond-so dead, the fern-like leaves were crunchy!!, also purchased two Limelight hydrangea; two At Last roses - which were in much better shape!! And actually looked like a garden plant!). Unpacked immediately upon receipt, removed the plastic wrapping, following the instructions for watering and setting plants in a cool, shady spot for a time (yesterday was day three). I am giving all of the plants an additional couple of days, then calling the company! The salvia " plants" were actually one tall stalk/stem of a salvia plant inserted into soil. Perhaps I don't understand on-line ordering for plants, but I guess I expected to see something similar to what I see in a nursery. I knew the container size was small, however, this looked plucked out of garden, and stuck into soil! I paid $15.49 for each stalk of salvia! Each had more dead leaves than live leaves on every stalk. Most stalks just fell over.Owner Response: Hello - Please give us a call @ 877-447-4769 - All we ask is for pictures of any plants in question - Management