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DeciduousRough, ovate to lance-shaped, notched, wrinkled, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetViolet purple
HerbaceousEarly 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 hardyHardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. S. deserta. Wildlife plant - insects. To prolong flowering remove flower spikes as they fadePests & DiseasesSlugs, snails on young growth.Place of originEurope to central AsiaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuits a sunny borderPatio / pot plants
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile. Humus-rich
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!