salvia nemorosa 'caradonna' (meadow sage)

Size: 1 gallon
  • other species names: sylvestris or superba
  • tall, upright, clumping habit
  • spiky, dark purple to violet flowers
  • mid-green, basal leaves
  • leaves emit fragrance when crushed
  • zone 4
  • height 45-50cm
  • spread 50-60cm
  • colour purple
  • best grown in a moist or dry, well-drained soil, in full sun
  • they are drought tolerant, once established
  • they may become floppy midsummer, particularly if they are grown in a rich soil and in too much shade
  • consider supporting the flowers or shearing them back to the basal foliage
  • full sun
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts birds
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant 
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • heat tolerant
  • fragrant
  • long blooming
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)