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May Night Hardy Sage Salvia nemorosa

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 18 Inches
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May Night Hardy Sage Salvia nemorosa
Part Sun to Sun 12 - 18

Features

Attractive, hearty, deep purple flower spikes all summer; heat tolerant

Award Winner
Fragrant Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardy Temperature: 
-20°F
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

This perennial will beautify your garden year after year

Maintenance Notes: 

Deadheading will encourage repeat blooming. If plants become unsightly they can be cut back to the basal foliage.

1997 Perennial Plant of the Year

  • This plant is very hardy to my surprise. Earliest blooming plant I have so far. Performs in cool or heat.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Doris Gregory-Evans
    Indiana
    United States
    4 years ago
  • An outstanding plant that just keeps blooming. Once established, it requires no additional water except when temperature is over 100. Very distinct sage smell. Works well along borders as is not an aggressive grower.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dorothy Downing
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Linda
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Blooms from May to Sept., plant stays quite neat with deadheading, and doesn't look ratty in the heat like many perennials.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Terri
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • Low maintenance, dependable plant with beautiful blooms.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Melva Mahoney
    Missouri
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Cut it back during the growing season, and it returns even better.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jenni Z
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
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