Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

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Sensational deep-purple flowers borne on black stems - a must among silvers - and a new star of the sunny border

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Above the compact mound of aromatic, grey-green foliage, purple-black stems arise from early summer bearing rich, violet-blue flowers. A vibrant and long-flowering addition to the border, they look spectacular when planted with rich plums and pinks as well as smokey purples.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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4.8

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5.0

Salvia nemorosa

By Jan1

from Bexley

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    Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

    These plants are great for bees and butterflies

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    good healthy plants

    By Lynxsy

    from Newcastle upon tyne

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      Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

      recently had my garden redesigned. Healthy plants which always come well packed.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
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      • Personal

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      5.0

      BEAUTIFUL

      By SL

      from London

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      • Fragrant
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        Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

        I grow it in a rose border (Ivar's Rose, very strong pink) with Salvia Mainacht and Erysimum Bowls Mauve with drifts of pale blue nigella in front of it. I cut it by the third after flowering and I get a smaller second flush when dahlias start to flower. Very easy to maintain. Pollinators love it.

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        5.0

        Great Value Plants

        By mel

        from emsworth

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          Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

          I potted up my plants on arrival and then again as I could not do the autumn planting I had hoped for. They have thrived over the winter and are looking great to plant this spring in a border where I have had a tree removed. They will give great colour there for quite a long period.

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          5.0

          I am buying replacements for plants that got buried

          By Liz

          from Hebden Bridge, W. Yorks.

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            Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

            lovely plant reommended by my daughter who is a professional gardener. I am buying plants to replace ones that got buried by a collapsed wall!

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            5.0

            Excellent plant for the bees.

            By RTL

            from Broxburn.

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              Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

              The plants I received were first class specimens, well packaged and undamaged as a result. Planted them in the garden and they established well and the bees loved them.

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              4.0

              I recommend this product

              By Scarlett

              from Yorkshire coast

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                • Good
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                • Patio
                • Pool Area

                Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

                Perfect with pink roses, alchemilla mollis and lavender. Great combination.

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                4.0

                Good, reliable salvia

                By Di

                from Oxfordshire

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                    Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

                    Good colour for middle of the border.

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                    5.0

                    Flowered all summer

                    By Wren

                    from Lindifled

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                      Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

                      Small when arrived but grew well. Regular deadheading meant it flowered all summer and well into autumn.

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                      5.0

                      saliva nemorosa

                      By flinol

                      from wirral

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                        Comments about Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna':

                        The plant was lovely in the summer. I am sure it will look just as nice next year

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                        • Keen but clueless

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                        • Q:

                          Why does my salvia caradonna flop over and/or lay on the ground? It is in a west facing bed that gets sun.
                          Asked on 14/8/2015 by Val from Northumberland

                          1 answer

                          • Plant Doctor

                            A:

                            Hello,

                            If none of the stems are damaged, then I suspect this is because the plant only gets the sun from one direction and it is growing towards it.

                            Answered on 25/8/2015 by Helen from crocus
                        • Q:

                          my plants leaves are going yellow from the ground up. i read somewhere that this may be due to overwatering so i cut down on that but the leaves are still looking crispy. they are all in 5" pots on my balcony. how often should i be watering them?
                          Asked on 1/7/2015 by sdb from littlehampton, west sussex

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                          • Plant Doctor

                            A:

                            Hello there
                            It could be over watering or under watering it is hard to say, but 5" pots are not very big. I would plant them up into larger containers and then keep the soil moist. Plants in pots will dry out fast particularly with this hot weather we are having.
                            Hope this helps.

                            Answered on 2/7/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
                        • Q:

                          I bought 2 plants both in 9cm pots including this Salvia, please advise
                          if it would be better to grow them on in the pots in the unheated green house during the winter and plant them out next spring or just plant them out now? Thanks.
                          Asked on 29/8/2014 by sansan from Leicestershire

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                          • Plant Doctor

                            A:

                            Hello,

                            These plants are fully hardy, so I would advise planting them straight out in the garden now. Just keep an eye out for slugs and snails next year when the new foliage is emerging!

                            Answered on 1/9/2014 by helen from crocus
                        • Q:

                          I'm confused about the height of this variety now. The eventual height and spread on the webpage says 30cm x 30cm but thee answer above suggests a much more substantial eventual 75cm. Any comments on who I should believe? Thanks
                          Asked on 11/5/2014 by giles from United Kingdom

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                          • Plant Doctor

                            A:

                            Hello,

                            I'm sorry for any confusion. The eventual height of these wonderful perennials can vary as it can range from between 30 - 60cm in height (I think the 75cm quoted below is a slight exaggeration).

                            Answered on 29/5/2014 by helen from crocus
                        • Q:

                          Salvia suggestion please

                          Please could you advise me? I am looking to use a Salvia to plant with Buxus balls, Hakonechloa and Lavender. I need a strong, long flowering and easy caring Salvia variety that will not grow too tall. Your advise would be invaluable Thank you Jackie
                          Asked on 26/8/2009 by jackie middleton

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