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Salvia × sylvestris 'May Night'

A superb perennial sage

Growing to 3' tall, violet sage has an upright habit and lovely grayish-green leaves. Numerous spikes of intensely violet-blue flowers emerge from red-violet bracts on this very popular hybrid sage. With its showy, long-lasting flower spikes, it adds pretty color and vertical form to the garden bed. Some references list cultivars under Salvia x superba. 

Salvia × sylvestris
Violet sage
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Type: Perennial

Mature Size:
2-3 feet

Shape:
upright
  Flower Colors:
purple
lavender
  Bloom Season:
May-June
July-August
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
5-9
attracts butterflies
resistant to deer
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
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