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

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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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5.0

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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    • 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 8/29/2014 by sansan from Leicestershire

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        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 9/1/2014 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 5/11/2014 by giles from United Kingdom

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      • Plant Doctor

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        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 5/29/2014 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 8/26/2009 by jackie middleton

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