May Night Salvia (Salvia x sylvestris ‘May Night’)

May Night Salvia


What is May Night Salvia

Looking for an eye-catching, plant-anywhere perennial? The May Night Salvia is the perfect choice.

With tall, spiky indigo-blue flowers and mounds of soft, green foliage, the May Night Salvia (also known as May Night Sage or Meadow Sage) adds bright color to mixed borders, flower beds, patio containers and more. It’s well-suited to cottage landscapes, rock gardens or cut flower beds.

It’s one of the easiest perennials to grow and maintain. Whether you’re an expert gardener or a first-time grower, you’ll get months of vibrant, re-blooming flowers. This low-maintenance show-stopper is also drought tolerant once established, and resistant to deer and rabbits.

A sweet fragrance means it attracts pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds – and it makes for lush bouquets of cut flowers in your home, or to give to friends.

We plant, grow, and ship our May Night Salvia plants with care. That means you get a healthy perennial that’s ready to bloom with color and thrive in your landscape, faster.

Ordering your May Night Salvia from GardenCenterPoint means that you get an expertly-grown perennial, with virtually no upkeep. You won’t find plants like these at your local garden center.

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How to Grow and Care for May Night Salvia

May Night Salvia (Salvia x sylvestris ‘May Night’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-9 outdoors


Find a spot with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). The May Night Salvia thrives in growing zones where spring and summer nights remain cool.

Plant your May Night Salvia in a hole twice as wide but just as deep as the root ball. Water immediately to establish roots, and add a 3-inch layer of mulch to prevent weeds.

If you’re planting in a container, select a pot that’s about twice the size of your plant’s shipped container, and use organic soil. Place your May Night Salvia, water to settle its roots, and find a sunny spot on your porch or patio.


May Night Salvia plants are drought-tolerant once established, but you’ll want to water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to support a healthy root system. Once established, water weekly or when soil is dry two inches down.

If your May Night Salvia is in a container, water more frequently, until you see water flowing from the drainage holes at the bottom.

Pruning and care

Prune annually after flowering, and remove spent flowers to encourage blooming. Fertilize before new growth in spring.

May Night Salvia (Salvia x sylvestris ‘May Night’) Details

Common name May Night Salvia
Botanical name Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'
Plant type Groundcovers, Vines
Hardiness zone 4-9 outdoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 18-24 in.
Width 18-24 in.