Salvia nemorosa Caradonna

Balkan Clary Caradonna

A really good, shorter ornamental sage, Salvia nemorosa Caradonna is a herbaceous perennial with a very upright, clump-forming habit. The narrow, rough, grey-green leaves are pleasantly aromatic. From June to September, spires of violet flowers with pinkish-purple bracts are borne on slender, dark purple stems; the flowers are a magnet for honey-bees. Drought-tolerant once established. Cut back after the first flowering to promote further flowers. Balkan clary Caradonna holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Any light, well-drained soil, preferably moist
Position: Colours best in full sun; tolerates light partial shade
Season of interest: Early summer to early autumn
Hardiness: Very hardy
Height: 20” (50cm) Spread: 1’ (30cm)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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