Perennial sages are a beautiful addition to any summer garden and come in a variety of cultivars ranging from 18-24 inches to 2-3 feet in height. One of my all-time favorites for long bloom time and vibrant color is Salvia nemerosa 'May Night'. This lovely perennial is drought tolerant, deer resistant and is attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. It was also voted as Perennial Plant of the Year in 1997!
Salvia nemerosa 'May Night' displays deep purple blooms from late May through July on 12-18 inch spikes and is hardy in USDA Zone 3-9. Salvia prefers to be grown in full sun in a moist, well-drained soil but are drought tolerant once established. With regular pinching back of spent blooms this beautiful perennial can have a repeat performance all the way through fall. For more information on maintaining salvia visit: Pruning-Salvia-A-Simple-How-To .
|Salvia 'May Night' in Perennial Garden|
Companion perennials for Salvia 'May Night' include Stella D Oro Daylily, Coreopsis 'Zagreb', Sedum 'Brilliant' and Peony 'Karl Rosenfeld' (photo behind Salvia) for a vibrant display of color. Companion shrubs include 'Gold Mop' Cypress, Golden Hinoki Cypress, Blue Star Juniper and Blue Globe Spruce. Try out this perennial for a lovely addition to your landscape!
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