Salvia 'Nachtvlinder' in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Water Preferences:Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height:30 inches (75cm)
Leaves:Fragrant
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Purple
Flower Time:Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Uses:Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances:Drought tolerant
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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'Nachtvlinder' was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 8, 2016.

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Comments:
Posted by longk (Oxford UK - Zone 8a) on Mar 17, 2017 1:23 AM

This Salvia is one of the hardiest I've owned. It has remained in leaf this winter despite lows of -7°c. It is also a truly phenomenal bloomer.
If it has a downside it is that it is a bit of a thug and will grow into other plants to the point that it can smother other strong growing S.microphylla cultivars.

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Posted by Thalictrum (Noordwijk, The Netherlands - Zone 8a) on Dec 12, 2012 5:27 PM

This is a very strong Salvia. In my garden it withstands lots of stormy sea winds, living only a 5-minute walk from the North Sea. Very easy to multiply by taking cuttings.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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longest blooming salvia by sberzJun 27, 2017 9:41 AM9
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