Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

Meadow Sage

Tips for Homeowners:

Remove old flowers to promote new blooms and after flowering is done, cut it completely back.

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This favorite is a popular choice for combining with other perennials where its dark blue flowers will create a perfect accent with just about any sun-loving neighbor.

  • Striking dark blue flowers in May and June
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees
  • Excellent cut flower

Ideal for a sunny spot in the garden or landscape.

Height: 18-24 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Zone: 4-9
Color: Blue

Interesting Notes about Meadow Sage:

This perennial is popular for its hardiness, but also for its adaptibility and carefree nature. The plants are relatively disease and pest free and bloom all season. It grows in clumps and combines beautifully with other contrasting plants. Drought and heat tolerant and tolerates poor soils as long as well-drained. Thrives in full sun.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Garden
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Rock Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Blooms all Season
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Disease Resistant
  • Border or Bed
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water