Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Scientific name: Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Synonym: Salvia × sylvestris ‘Caradonna’ , Salvia ‘Caradonna’


Common names: “Perennial sage” Clary sage”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial


Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average – poor

Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established


Plant Size: H 24″-30″ W 18″

Leaf and Stem shape: Narrow, rough, grey-green leaves

Flower: Upright racemes of violet- purple flowers through the summer

Maintenance: Low, can be cut back/deadheaded for a second flush, divide in late fall or early spring best, doesn’t like being moved so plant with adequate space

Landscape use: Flower borders, shrub underplanting, wildlife garden, Mediterranean climate

Propagate: By division and cuttings

Pests & Disease: May be affected by powdery mildew if too dry

*Deer & Rabbit resistant ♥Attracts hummingbirds + butterflies

Comments: Good architectural plant with nicely fragrant leaves, ~AGM winner

Cultivars: ~AGM winner: S. n. ‘Amethyst’ , S. n. ‘Ostfriesland’ , S. n. ‘Porzellan’ , S. n. ‘Lubecca’


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