- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 1.5-2' tall
- Mature Width: 1-1.5' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 1-1.5' apart
SPEARS OF INDIGO BLUE BLOSSOMS
- Tall spikes of bright blue flowers bloom in spring to summer
- Soft gray-green foliage highlights the vibrant colors of the flowers
- Stunning in mixed borders, patio containers and in cut flower arrangements
- With its low compact habit and tolerance of heavy clay soils, May Night makes an excellent addition to any sunny garden
- The butterflies, hummingbirds and bees will all approve when you plant May Night in your garden
- Named Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association in 1997
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the May Night Wood Sage?
So easy, yet so satisfying! May Night Salvia is a cinch to grow, and it will reward a modicum of care with months of beautiful blue blooms. This largely self-sufficient Spirit gets by happily on little supplemental water once it’s established. Spikes of intense cobalt-blue flowers begin in May (hence the name), often continuing throughout the entire growing season—especially if spent flower spikes are removed. May Night looks fabulous planted in drifts, and it’s a wonderful companion to Roses. Its soothing blue color complements their warm red, pink, orange, peach, or yellow tones.
This species of Salvia, or Meadow Sage, is a wildflower that ranges from eastern Europe to western Siberia; it favors cool-summer climates. Meadow Sage grows most abundantly in sunny, dry meadows and forest edges in its homelands. Deer and other browsers avoid it because of the pungent smell of its leaves when crushed; it’s a member of the fragrant Mint family and is long-lived. May Night Meadow Sage is a classic. It originated in 1956 in Germany at the nursery of the famous plantsman, Karl Foerster, who is best known for Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass. You may also find it under its German name, ‘Mainacht’.
How to use in the landscape?
Each year since 1991, the Perennial Plant Association chooses one Spirit as its “Perennial Plant of the Year.” Winners must be attractive in multiple seasons, adaptable, low-maintenance, and resistant to pests and diseases. May Night Salvia took the honors in 1997.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
How To Plant
Give May Night Salvia a position in all-day sun for maximum flower power. The soil should be free-draining and lean. Rich soil encourages floppy growth. Water regularly during establishment; less moisture will be needed in succeeding years. Deadhead (prune out spent flower spikes) to keep plants looking thrifty and to encourage new flower buds to form. Plants will often bloom until frost. Cut back old stems and foliage before new growth resumes in spring. May Night Salvia rarely needs dividing and may be left in place for many years.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Each fall, just before winter sets in clean up the previous years foliage and compost it. Be sure your perennials are mulched well for winter protection. Two inches of an organic mulch will do the job. Consider leaving the plant debris in place through the winter and doing your clean up on the weather warms in the spring. While it doesn't make things neat and tidy, the debris provides overwintering protection for insects, their eggs and pupae including our native Viceroy butterfly.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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