Meadow Sage, May Night

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Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'

Height: 18-24in
Spread: 12-18in
Zone: 4-8
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time/Color: May-June; purple
Uses: Massing, specimen, borders
Maintenance: Low
Other: Deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds, cut flower

Meadow sage is a very popular flowering perennial that is cherished for its ease of cultivation and extended blooming period. Summer brings tall spikes of dark purple flowers that rise above the leathery green aromatic leaves. The flowers are often visited by butterflies and other pollinators as well. Plants rarely suffer from insect or disease issues and because of the fragrant leaves, deer tend to eat other things. Meadow sage does best in average, well-drained soils in full sun. For optimal bloom period, plants should be cut back after initial flowering to encourage more blossoms. 'May Night' is one our most popular perennials and was selected for its intense dark purple flowers. Winner of the 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year.

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