Meadow Sage 'April Night' - very compact and early blooming cultivar.
Looks like smaller version of favorite 'May Night' ('Mainacht'), but flowering earlier - usually truly starting at the end of April, so nearly about one month earlier.
Round mounds, usually reaching 12-14" tall and wide.
Bloom time in April/May to June/July, with deadheading, it may re-bloom some, but it is not reliable re-bloomer as other cultivars.
Full sun is the best, average soil or drained soils (including drier or naturally draining clayish soil).
Medium moisture to medium-dry to dry soils. Drought, heat and air-pollution tolerant plant makes it great candidate for urban landscaping.
Attracts butterflies and bees.
Deer and rabbit tolerant (they usually avoid it for it's aromatic leaves).
Looks well in any sunny border, in private or public spaces, cottage gardens, pollinator gardens, bigger containers.
This cultivar is patented under USPP#26520 and can't be propagated without permission.
Combine with medium to taller grasses and with perennials like Asclepias tuberosa or verticillata, Eryngium, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Gaura, Geranium sanquineum cultivars, Perovskia, Rudbeckia, Nepeta, Sedum, roses or daylilies.
Meadow sage is usually hybrid, also mentioned as Salvia x sylvestris = hybrids of two European species - S. nemorosa and Salvia pratensis, it is hardy in zones 4 to 10.
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
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