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Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This award winning salvia is a top performer in the landscape. Dense spikes of deep violet-purple flowers are produced in early summer and will continue longer if deadheaded.This is a clump forming plant with oblong leaves which are aromatic when crushed. Use it in containers, beds, and borders.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller.

Flower Color

Deep violet-purple

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

15-18 in.

Good Companions

Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Yarrow (Achillea )

Plant Height

18 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs, Low water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Container, Mass Plant, Edging, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Dried Flower

Bloom Time

Early summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests