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May Night Salvia (Meadow Sage)

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$19.98
  • Deep-purple bloom spikes with evergreen foliage
  • Matures to 18" wide by 15-18" tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 9
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

The May Night Salvia (Meadow Sage) variety is a tried and true classic (winning 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year) that has been a great feature in gardener's landscapes for years. The neat and compact growth habit and deep-purple bloom spikes make for a great accent or can be planted in a mass to create a great display of color. This water-wise perennial will thrive in hot sunny locations and can adapt to many growing locations. This salvia is resistant to both deer and rabbits. Deadheading flower spikes and providing extra water in dry spells can vastly improve bloom production on this plant.

May Night Salvia Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 4-9.

Plant in Full Sun for best results.

Well-draining soil is important for avoiding root rot.

Water regularly after planting. 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. This will allow the roots to establish deep into the soil, helping to ensure future success. During this time, check the soil around this salvia. If the soil is drying out or remaining soggy, you will need to adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in spring with a Fertilizer recommended for perennials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EKy7eEbh9A

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

May Night Salvia Spacing Recommendations

Plant Your May Night Salvia a foot apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, space plants 24-36+ inches apart to allow for vigorous growth. Or, for an impressive planting more quickly.

  • Scientific Name
    Salvia sylvestris
  • Hardiness Zone
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Semi-Evergreen
  • Features
    Aromatic, Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Dwarf, Flowering, Heat Tolerant, Reblooming, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Purple
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Mixed Garden Bed
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring, Summer

Growing Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

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May Night Salvia (Meadow Sage)

$19.98

The May Night Salvia (Meadow Sage) variety is a tried and true classic (winning 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year) that has been a great feature in gardener's landscapes for years. The neat and compact growth habit and deep-purple bloom spikes make for a great accent or can be planted in a mass to create a great display of color. This water-wise perennial will thrive in hot sunny locations and can adapt to many growing locations. This salvia is resistant to both deer and rabbits. Deadheading flower spikes and providing extra water in dry spells can vastly improve bloom production on this plant.

May Night Salvia Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 4-9.

Plant in Full Sun for best results.

Well-draining soil is important for avoiding root rot.

Water regularly after planting. 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. This will allow the roots to establish deep into the soil, helping to ensure future success. During this time, check the soil around this salvia. If the soil is drying out or remaining soggy, you will need to adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in spring with a Fertilizer recommended for perennials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EKy7eEbh9A

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
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