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".
'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.