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May Night Salvia Plant

  • - Woodland Sage, Wood Sage
  • - Height: 17-20 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May-June, September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 May Night Salvia Plant
Plant Features

May Night Salvia Plants have the deepest, bluish-purple, absolutely stunning blossoms that bloom above its blue-green, aromatic foliage. Selected as the Perennial Plant of the Year in 1997, it remains one of the most popular varieties to date. Wood sage prefers full sun locations with moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate dry, poor ones. May Night does well in borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens, cutting gardens, xeriscape, pollinator gardens, butterfly gardens, and hummingbird gardens. Wood sage prefers full sun locations with moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate dry, poor ones. Once it is established it is very drought tolerant. Deer and rabbits tend to skip over it while browsing.

Salvia Companion Plants: Artemisia, Euphorbia, Hemerocallis, Papaver, Scabiosa

May Night Salvia Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Trimming back the plant after the initial flowering is over will bring out a second flush that will last into the fall. Plants can be cut back to the ground after the first hard frost. Spring is a good time to apply fertilizer for the season.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours, Full Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 15-18 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden, Pollinator Garden, Roof Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Salvia for pollinators

Nice sized plant that I hope will support pollinators and attract hummingbirds. Expertly shipped in packaging that is recyclable.

From Kim | July 02, 2023

I love Salvia

I purchased one plant, which arrived looking healthy. It’s in my garden and I’m looking forward to it flowering.

From Betsy | June 17, 2023

Wood sage

Surprised how healthy my plants looked from being manhandled with mail and not drooping from lack of water. What a great job of packing. Very inventive system with your safe method to keep the plants from falling all over inside the box. Will be buying more plants!!

From Jill | September 13, 2020

Very Happy

My May Night salvia plants arrived in perfect condition. Very happy!

From Brenda | September 05, 2019


Have never had salvia before. Eager to see how it grows into the fall. Looks good on arrival - extremely well packed - so impressed with that.

From Linda | August 16, 2019

May Night Salvia

Very pleased with this order. Packaged well. Plants appear to be in good shape. Watered often in the shade for a couple of days. Planted in afternoon sun. Hope to see good results soon.

From Jim | May 11, 2019