Salvia sylvestris Little Night

Little Night European Sage - 2015 Plant of the Year

 

Exclusive. 2015 Plant of the Year 10-12" tall x 14-16" wide. Salvia sylvestris 'Little Night' is a new, dwarf Meadow sage selected for its tight mounding growth habit and fantastic deep indigo blue flower spikes that cover the plant in late spring and early summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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$9.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLN551

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2015 Plant of the Year 10-12" tall x 14-16" wide. When Salvia sylvestris 'Little Night' blooms in late spring, you'll be caught staring. The eye-catching display of dark purple-violet flower spikes, tightly arranged over the tidy, blue-green mound of foliage is outstanding. Re-blooming in late summer, the compact plant grows readily in any type soil including clay. It is also long lived, waterwise, heat and cold tolerant. And its small size makes it useful along pathways and driveways, at the front of perennial beds and in rock gardens. Combine it with other small growing perennials and you'll discover 'Little Night's charm and versatility in the garden; the deeply colored flowers look great with everything. 'Little Night' is the tiny version of one of the world's most popular perennials, Salvia 'May Night'.
SKU HBLN551
Common Name Little Night European Sage - 2015 Plant of the Year
Botanical Name Salvia sylvestris 'Little Night' PPAF
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Mature Spread 14-16" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Salvia

Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.

  1. Plant in full sun.
  2. Plant native Western Salvia varieties in soil that is low fertility and well-drained.
  3. Plant Old World Salvia in a wide range of soils (loams, sand) including clay.
  4. Many spring-flowering varieties of sage will re-bloom in fall if deadheaded after the first bloom.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Once established they will need regular, deep irrigation during hot, dry weather.
  6. During fall garden clean-up, wait to cut back the plants until spring for improved cold hardiness.
  7. In colder USDA zones (zone 6 and below) it is essential to give Native Southwestern and Southwestern hybrids protection from the extreme cold their first couple winters in the garden. Mound up pine needles or fallen autumn leaves over and around the base of the plant.

Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.

Western Salvia include:

  • Salvia greggii - ‘Furman’s Red’, ‘Cold Hardy Pink’
  • Salvia hybrids - ‘Maraschino’, ‘Raspberry Delight’, ‘Ultra Violet’ and ‘Burgundy Seduction’.
  • Salvia pachyphylla and Salvia dorrii is recommended for arid western gardens.
  • Salvia azurea and Salvia reptans - Early fall bloomers with excellent cold hardiness.

To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.

Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.

Old World varieties include:

  • Salvia syslvestris'Lyrical Rose', 'May Night', 'Little Night', 'Caradonna' and 'Marcus'.
  • Salvia daghestanica
  • Salvia verticiliata

More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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4.2

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2.0

I would have to think before buying this one again

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from Denver, co

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    • Small In Size

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Little Night:

    Only one plant survived and it is a dwarf.

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    5.0

    A gem of color

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    from East Bay, CA

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    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Little Night:

        Planted in front yard to offset larger plants, this plant quickly got way to growing and has beautiful spikes (just like the pictures) within months of being planted. I have a couple of them, and they both look lovely.

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        4.0

        We'll see...

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        from Salt Lake City, Utah

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Little Night:

            I planted three Salvia Sylvestris Little Night and not one survived the cold, hard winter, unfortunately. I think they were a bit too small. HCG replaced them (with bigger plants) which I've planted and they are doing well. I'm excited because they're so beautiful.

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            5.0

            Great blooms first year!

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            from Boulder, CO

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Little Night:

            Very large shipped plants were very quick to establish and begin blooming. Nice deep purple color and compact size -- unusual for the purple salvia group. Good rebloom at end of season.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again~

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            from Indianola, Red Willow County, Nebraska

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight
            • Perfect For Where I Live
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Slow To Grow

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            • Outdoors
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            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Little Night:

            Perfect for where I live where the weather and the environment is difficult. I use it in my backyard which faces the west where the sun is it's hottest.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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