Salvia Caradonna

Tall stems of violet flowers in summer, with grey green foliage

Month Available: May

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Blue

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun

Season of Interest: Summer

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Unusual colour

Height / Spread: 75cm x 50cm (30in x 24in)

I always cut this back hard after the first flush of flowering, and it rewards me with a second lot of flowers in October - great late colour for the garden

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Capsid Bug, Red Spider Mite, Whitefly

Plant Care: Deadhead to prolong flowering

Care and Time: Medium - summer

Warning: None

Benefits: Gorgeous dark stems are an excellent feature of this plant. Compact, attractive to butterflies and bees, and a wonderful splash of colour in any border

History: A truly hardy Salvia as the species parent is native to Central Europe and Eastern Asia and was one of the first Salvia's to be grown in the UK

EU Rights: N/A

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