Multiple award-winner, Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' is a favorite of many gardeners for its unique, glowing dark purple stems and stunning, vertical spikes of rich, violet-blue flowers appearing in late spring or early summer. Very striking in the garden when in bloom, they last for weeks and bring strong color and form to the early summer border.
- This superb cultivar is really an interesting plant that makes an attractive accent in perennial borders, butterfly gardens or cottage gardens. Combines beautifully with yellow Achillea (Yarrow), daylilies or interspersed with roses. Very useful and adaptable in the garden, it is trouble-free and easy to grow.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (2012) and Outstanding New Perennial Award (2000)
- Reliable, this erect, compact herbaceous perennial grows in round clumps of gray-green, aromatic foliage, up to 18-24 in. high (45-60 cm) and nearly as wide.
- Enjoys full sun (light shade is tolerated) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage are preferred!
- Drought tolerant and deer resistant, it is a real magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees!
- Remove spent flower spikes to promote further blooms and cut back after flowering is over.