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
  • Flower colour: violet-blue
  • Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A superb cultivar with glowing purple stems loaded with violet-blue flowers from June to October. The grey-green, aromatic foliage also makes an attractive accent in the summer border. A compact variety that is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. It thrives in a sunny spot and will become drought tolerant once established. The blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees.

  • 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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Excellent for Bees & Hoverflies

By Mark S

from Camden, London

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about Crocus Salvia nemorosa'Caradonna':

    This was one of the star performers in my garden last year. A long flowering period, masses of flowers which the bees and hoverflies adore. Great for a wildlife garden. I was so impressed with this plant, I have ordered additional plants for 2013.

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