General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Other: Furry
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Violet-purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Inflorescence Height: 48 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 36 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Salvia
  • Mexican Bush Sage
Also sold as:
  • Purple Velvet
  • All Purple

'Midnight' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 3, 2015.
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Sep 3, 2015 2:55 PM concerning plant:
    This is my husband's favorite and I love it too.

    I look forward to seeing the flowers each year, even though it blooms later in my zone 6a summer growing season. I love the bright, all purple color of the furry blooms and the calyxes. The overall look of the Grayish-green leaf color, the whitish stems and the all purple flowers is striking.

    As it is an annual (tender perennial) for me, I need to plant it every year.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Pic looks to be in the wrong salvia database by Marilyn Sep 15, 2015 3:07 PM 9
I don't think this is S.'Ultraviolet' by HamiltonSquare Oct 13, 2017 5:51 PM 0

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