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Balkan Clary 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

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Also known as

Meadow sage, Sage

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

£7

Balkan Clary 'Caradonna' Overview

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' is a perennial cultivar that produces bright violet-blue flowers on erect purple/black stems throughout summer. Contrasting with the flowers, its narrow, rough, grey-green leaves are sweetly aromatic. Also known as Balkan Clary 'Caradonna' or Meadow Sage, it is hardy and likes moist, well-drained soil. It is often seen in Mediterranean-style planting schemes and is particularly suitable for coastal gardens. A low-maintenance plant, it can be deadheaded regularly to encourage more flowers. This very popular cultivar is on the RHS 'Plants for Pollinators' list highlighting plants that produce large amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A great choice for encouraging beneficial insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Balkan Clary 'Caradonna'

How to propagate Balkan Clary 'Caradonna'

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Division

In spring.

Special features of Balkan Clary 'Caradonna'

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies