Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Perennial Sage
USDA Zone: 3-9

The Perennial Sages are invaluable perennials for their rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer border. This selection is medium to tall, with flowers of deep violet-blue held on unusually dark stems. Remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting. Drought tolerant once established. Also tolerates heat and humidity. Plants may be easily divided in early spring or fall. Can be clipped back hard after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Winner of the 2000 Outstanding New Perennial Award by the International Hardy Plant Union.

Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or   Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Average or Dry or Moist

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Purple

Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer

Foliage Color   Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies
Containers    Cut Flower
Deer Resistant    Drought Tolerant
Rabbit Resistant    Massed

Flower Head Size   Large

Height    20-29 inches

Spread    18-23 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium