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Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage 'Nachtvlinder') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage'Nachtvlinder') Herb in 1L Pot

Sage 'Nachtvlinder' is a bushy plant and grows to approximately 1m tall and 1m wide. As an example of a salvia, this is an excellent large variety and is a fabulous plant in its own right. It has leaves with a minty aroma and pea like blooms turning to a deep purple.  Sage 'Nachtvlinder' is a native of Mexico, and thus prefers warmer climates than we traditionally experience in the UK. However, Sage 'Nachtvlinder', can still thrive here if given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter.  

Sage 'Nachtvlinder' will flower from spring through to early autumn, and although Frost Hardy it may be a good idea to take cuttings if you live in the far North in case of a a severe winter.  A great addition to the garden Sage 'Nachtvlinder' prefers a sunny spot flourishing in a well drained border or in a large pot.

The Ideal time for cutting back flowering shrub sages, is the spring once new growth can be seen from the base and risk of frost has past. Cut up to half the plant back shaping as needed. If Sages are becoming leggy then a light summer cut may be required to encourage flowers and new growth. Dead heading the old flowers will encourage new flowers all season.

A delightful plant for the garden and herb border. Sage 'Nachtvlinder' is such an attractive plant that most who see it, wish they had one in their garden!

Herb Usage

Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb, Sage 'Nachtvlinder' is grown as a perennial herb plant primarily for its flowers, which are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. However, the leaves and flowers can be used to flavour food and drinks and  has a slight minty edge to the sage flavour, great to add a fresh taste summer drinks.

Buy Sage 'Nachtvlinder' Online

Our potted Sage 'Nachtvlinder' herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September, plant out once risk of frost has past.

Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage 'Nachtvlinder') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 100cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - cold winter
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Salvia Jamensis

    Posted by Susan McCafferty on 23rd May 2023

    Excellent plants, well packaged, growing nicely now

  • 5

    Posted by Jon Barstow on 24th Apr 2023

    Quick delivery. Healthy, good sized plants in perfect condition. Very pleased.

  • 5
    Salvia Nachtvlinder

    Posted by Phillippa on 12th Jul 2021

    Arrived in good condition, lovely delicate plant, planted in a pot and now putting up numerous flower buds

  • 5
    brilliant arrivals

    Posted by Kay Elliott on 23rd Jul 2020

    My 6 lovely plants arrived very quickly, in great packaging,no damage, still damp. All very good.

  • 5
    Great product and service

    Posted by CP on 8th Jul 2020

    The plants arrived really quickly from ordering in a fantastic condition with well thought about packaging. Really nicely established plant, I look forward to seeing them grow