Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Sage-Meadow

Salvia nemorosa ÔCaradonnaÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Salvia nemorosa ÔCaradonnaÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Salvia nemorosa ÔCaradonnaÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Sage-Meadow

This popular selection is prized for its tall, indigo purple flower spikes which are held on dramatic deep purple stems. We've watched this variety out-bloom every other spring blooming salvia we sell and proudly proclaim it to be an "oldy but goody". Highly recommended! Introduced by: Zillmer Pflanzen of Germany.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 18-30"
  • Spread: 15-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 18-30"
  • Spread: 15-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Grower Information

Salvia is an excellent crop for late spring to early summer sales. Plant the plugs in spring and grow them under poly to protect against excessive spring rains. The crop will grow best in moist, well-drained soil and does not tolerate overly moist or wet conditions which promote crown and root rots. Once established, finish with average to dry moisture levels. Removing spent flowers will encourage a longer season of bloom.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes