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Caradonna Meadow Sage

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

SKU
02041
Spikes of violet-blue flowers on striking purple-black stems rise above the contrasting gray-green leaves. Especially effective in mass plantings, but also nice for mixed borders and containers. A great fresh or dried cut flower. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-vee-uh nem-or-OH-suh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Yarrow (Achillea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Cut back to 3 inches above soil line and apply fertilizer before new spring growth begins. Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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