Perennial Plant of the Year 1997!
Salvia ‘May Night’ was chosen for its versatility in growing in many different regions of the US. One of the most commonly used salvias, it is covered in striking dark violet-blue flower spikes in May and June and remains upright and tidy throughout the season. ‘May Night’ is a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds and is also deer-resistant. It is an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Freshly aromatic and low maintenance. Combine with brilliant yellows and whites for a bold display in the garden. Although reported to be drought tolerant once established, it does much better in a medium water-use environment with afternoon shade. Reblooms throughout the summer and early fall if dead-headed. Dead-head often to improve its appearance and flowering. Seedlings may appear in springtime. Excellent garden plant with showy purple spires. Thrives in fertile soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Useful in the perennial border, rock garden or as an edging.