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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Garden sage)

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Garden sage

From Beate Zillmer of Zillmer Pflanzen in Uchte, Germany. Imagine 'East Friesland' with violet blue flowers and glowing purple stems. Incomparable! Its tidy upright habit makes an excellent companion for Geraniums, yellow Baptisias and purple Heucheras.

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Height

18-30 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Garden sage Interesting Notes

This drought-tolerant perennial is noted for its vivid indigo flowers along deep purple-black stems, which gives it a bicolor appearance. It blooms in early summer and then sporadically if spent flowers are deadheaded. It forms an upright clump, with the flower spikes rising to 2 feet in height; its wrinkled, softly hairy leaves form a mound 1 foot high. Plants spread 1 or 2 feet wide. These are some of the showiest plants for containers and mixed borders. Butterflies love them. - Fine Gardening

Salvia comes from the Latin salvere, meaning to heal or save.

The leaves are aromatic when crushed.

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average, clay or sandy, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought, heat and humidity tolerant. Shear after blooming to prompt fresh foliage and flowers.

Good Companions

Hyssop Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'
Evening primrose Oenothera berlanderi 'Siskiyou'
Cranesbill Geranium 'Dilys'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun