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Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'
Common Name: Sage Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'
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Hands down the best purple sage and one of the best tried and true garden stalwarts we carry. 'Caradonna' has neat and tidy spires of purple stems, purple buds and purple flowers. It is strongly upright and structural in the garden as long as soils are not too rich or the light too low. It blooms over an extended period and will rebloom with deadheading. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
'Nemorosa' ('of woods') refers to its typical habitat in forest groves and woods.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourPurple 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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