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Salvia ‘Caradonna’: gloriously colourful and long-lasting flowers

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ is an attractive clump-forming perennial with abundant and dark blue to purple flowers. Perfect for the front or middle of a mixed planting scheme, it provides long-lasting blooms from mid-summer to late autumn (or until the frosts begin).


Much loved by bees, butterflies and a host of other useful pollinators, S. ‘Caradonna’ is tolerant of a variety of soil types providing they aren’t susceptible to water logging. Growing to a height and spread of 30-50cm, it can be planted in groups and drifts or as a single specimen in alongside different plants. It prefers full sun but will also cope with dappled shade.


We like to use S. ‘Caradonna’ alongside plants with contrasting foliage texture, including Stipa tenuissima, Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’. It also looks wonderful alongside plants with similarly coloured flowers, most notably Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’, Lavandula ‘Hidcote’ and Rosmarinus ‘Miss Jessopp’s Upright’.


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