Salvia 'Nachtvlinder' in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 30 inches (75cm)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early 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
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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

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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 sberz Nov 2, 2017 12:02 AM 11
Three things I learnt about Salvia yesterday by longk May 27, 2017 12:09 AM 9

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