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Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This German cultivar has flowering spikes that are very dark purple with beautiful, blue-purple flowers. A great new vertical accent plant for the perennial bed.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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.

Flower Color

Deep blue-purple

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

15-18 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

24-30 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Dry to medium


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border, Cottage garden, Naturalize , Butterfly garden, Accent , Showy flowers

Bloom Time

Late May through August

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests