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SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Commonly known as Balkan clary, Sage

Upright racemes of violet-purple flowers right through the summer
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Rough, ovate to lance-shaped, notched, wrinkled, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Violet purple
  • Height
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Many-branched perennial. Produces flowers to 1cm (½in) long in dense, terminal racemes
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. S. deserta. Wildlife plant - insects. To prolong flowering remove flower spikes as they fade
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails on young growth.
    Place of origin
    Europe to central Asia
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a sunny border
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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