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Salvia (Meadow Sage) nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Caradonna’ has glowing purple stems loaded with violet-purple flowers from June to October. The grey-green, aromatic foliage also makes an attractive accent in the summer border. A compact variety that is perfect for adding a splash of color at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. Strong, upright growth habit producing a prolific display of flowers. This is something a little different for salvia lovers. Coping well in sun, the blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees. Within half an hour of planting a trio of these, there were honeybees coming to the flowers. Plant ‘Caradonna’ in a sunny spot that has a moist well-drained soil. This Salvia is sure to be a favorite.

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 12-24"
Spacing 12-24"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Medium Green Leaves
Flower Violet Purple
Bloomtime June-September

General Information +

Botanical: Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Common: Meadow Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

General Characteristics: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought. Prefers moist, gravelly or sandy soils with good drainage. Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. Plants may become somewhat floppy and open up as the summer progresses, particularly in humid climates. If plants flop or otherwise depreciate in summer to the point where they look unsightly, consider cutting them back to the basal foliage. In any event, cut plants back after flowering has concluded.

Use: Water wise gardens, small spaces or gardens, vibrant colour for entertainment areas, containers, general garden use, cottage or wildflower style gardens.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to powdery mildew, leaf spot and rust. White fly and scale are occasional insect pests.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.