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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

12-18 Inches

Spacing

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

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 Substitutions

garden sage Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'
garden sage Salvia nemorosa Marcus® 'Haeumanarc'
garden sage Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill'
meadow sage Salvia nemorosa SALLYROSA™ 'April Night'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Dry
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Propagation Type
Vegetative