Salvia superba 'May Night'
|Much-loved aromatic plants, the perennial and shrubby Sages are grown for their huge variety of flower colors and their long bloom. Colors include bright red, true blue, white, orange, purple, lavender and pink. The dried leaves of many types are used as cooking spices. Species come from many places in the world, so care needs vary widely -- some prefer heat, sun and dry conditions, while others need shade and moist conditions. All benefit from shearing or deadheading. Sold in containers throughout the growing season. Check specialty and mail order nurseries for a large selection of lesser-known varieties.
Large, dense spikes of rich, violet flowers rise from green, pungent, leathery leaves. Low growing.
Attributes - Salvia superba 'May Night'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Late Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Susceptible to Scales, Verticillium Wilt.
Salvia apiana, Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor', Salvia greggii, Salvia leucantha, Salvia officinalis, Salvia officinalis purpurea, Salvia sclarea, Salvia x superba