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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Also called Perennial Sage


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More About Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

  • Other species names: sylvestris or superba
  • Tall, upright, clumping habit
  • Spiky, dark purple to violet flowers
  • Mid-green, basal leaves, 12.5 cm long
  • Leaves emit fragrance when crushed
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 75 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

45-50 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Purple

Meadow Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist or dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. They are drought tolerant, once established. They may become floppy midsummer, particularly if they are grown in a rich soil and in too much shade. Consider supporting the flowers or shearing them back to the basal foliage. 

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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging