meadow sage ‘May Night’

One of the four main salvias that make up the salvia river, salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ was named Perennial Plant of the Year in 1997.

Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ (meadow sage ‘May Night’) Famous for its deep purple-blue blooms from May through October. Its flower spikes rise to 18-24 inches over fragrant, rough green leaves. This plant is a compact cross between two European species of meadow sage. It is one of the earliest blooming salvias, yet lasts through the summer and into autumn.

Botanical Name Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’
Common Name meadow sage ‘May Night’
Family Lamiaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest spring, summer
Height and Spread 1.5-2ft x 1-1.5ft (45-60cm x 30-45cm)
Flower Color Deep Violet Blue
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin. ‘May Night’ was introduced as ‘Mainight’ by the German horticulturist Karl Foerster in 1956.
Location in Lurie Garden Salvia River, Northeast Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate

Average Flowering Time