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Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’
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Salvia nemorosa Caradonna

Salvia

Sage

Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are diverse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs. Many of them hail from the Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.

Drought tolerant, reliable once established, and generally pest and disease free, they combine an array of flowers and aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes, and hues.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ full sun

Shaded by unique blackish magenta hues, the long, straight stems of this superb cultivar make a dark and dazzling, lustrous foil for violet flowers that bloom well into fall with attentive deadheading. While its origins stem from a chance seedling found in a German nursery, ‘Caradonna’s tidy base of textured green foliage and purple blooms will impart harmonious accents to neighbors like Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ in your garden.

Blooms June–early October.

Size: 2' 0"–2-1/2' high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (P-1133)
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