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Salvia 'May Night (Mainacht)' - Sage

Perennials

Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Wood Sage

A very popular perennial, salvia 'May Night' produces beautiful flowers through much of the growing season. From summer to fall, flower spikes of bright violet-blue appear over the slightly aromatic, upright bushy plants of sage. These flowers are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time is extended if spent spikes are trimmed promptly. Makes a very good cut flower.

Additional:

Perennial Plant of the Year for 1997. Synonym 'Mainacht'

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar)-- American Lady, Cabbage White, Clouded Skipper, Cloudless Sulphur, Dun Skipper, Fiery Skipper, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Gulf Fritillary, Monarch, Orange Sulphur, Orange-barred Sulphur, Peck’s Skipper, Sachem, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spicebush Swallowtail, Zebra Longwing, Zabulon

Wood Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought. Deadhead to prolong flowering.

Height:

18-24 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Pollinators
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
Naturalizing
Cut Flower
Rock Garden
Drought Tolerant
Edging