Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Salvia-Perennial, garden sage.
This is a selection from Zillmer Pflanzen in Uchte, Germany. It is similar to 'East Friesland' but with two distinct differences: a rigidly upright habit and dark purple flower stems which accentuate the bright violet-blue flowers. They are great in fresh bouquets. The leaves are aromatic when crushed.
Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit -- 2012
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant -- 2017
Height: 24-30 Inches
Spread: 15 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades, Purple-red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant, Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant