Salvia nemorosa Caradonna
S.Caradonna is proving to be a sort after perennial, it is also popular throughout Europe and is frequently used within English perennial gardens. It is easy to see why, the flowers are borne on deep purple to black stems, giving a bicolour appearance that stands out even at a distance
It is an invaluable early flowering perennial from late spring right through until the first frost; deep violet-blue flowers shower the distinctive tall spikes. The height of these stunning flowers provides a strong vertical element and uniformity to the front of your border.
Wrinkled and softly hairy leaves form mounds of fragrant green foliage, after blooming clip back to rejuvenate the foliage and this will also encourage repeat flowering.
Honey bees will be drawn to the vivid display of colour and S.Caradonna is an excellent nectar source.
Sages are some of the showiest plants for containers and mixed borders and Salvia n. Caradonna is no exception. With minimal care, a sunny site, and planted in soil that is not water-logged this extraordinary perennial will thrive to its full potential.
Flower - Deep violet-blue
Foliage - Grey-green, wrinkled held on purple/black stems.
Planting conditions - Sun-semi shade, most soil types.
Habit - Compact.
Size - 75cm
Season - Summer, autumn.
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