Salvia sylvestris 'May Night' Wood Sage



Salvia sylvestris 'May Night' has spires of dark violet-purple flowers on strong plants with pungent foliage. Also know as Wood Sage, Salvia sylvestris is a hybrid species that has great garden hardiness and is usually long-blooming. Salvia 'May Night', or Mainacht', is the most popular variety and a landscaper favorite for its great performance. Salvia 'May Night' was selected the Perennial Plant Association's "1997 Plant of the Year".

Salvia sylvestris 'May Night' prefers full sun and moist to average, well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant once established. Trim hard after flowering to encourage heavier repeat bloom.


  • Common Names: Woodland Sage
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 18-24
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early fall

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

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Shipping Info


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