Taxonomy of Caradonna Salvia Plants:
classifies "Caradonna" salvia plants as Salvia nemorosa
'Caradonna.' "Caradonna" is the cultivar
name. A common name for this flower is "meadow sage."
Characteristics of Caradonna Salvia Plants:
Caradonna salvia plants reach about 2' in height, with a similar spread. However, foliage comprises only about 1 foot of that height: the rest is taken up by the exquisite flower spikes, which tower above the foliage. The small flowers that mass along the spikes are a deep purplish-blue in color. The spikes are relatively narrow, giving them a delicate appearance. The plants exhibit a rigidly upright growing habit. And even the flower stems themselves are a deep purple, adding to the color display furnished by the flowers.
Sun and Soil Requirements for Caradonna Salvia Plants:
Grow Caradonna salvia flowers in a sunny area with a well-drained soil. Although drought-tolerant
once established, a moderate amount of water must be supplied to young plants.
Planting Zones for Caradonna Salvia Plants:
Care for Caradonna Salvia Plants:
If you deadhead
Caradonna salvia flowers (i.e., remove spent blooms), the plants will flower all summer long.
Uses in Landscaping:
Caradonna salvia flowers may be used in cut-flower arrangements, and the dried leaves are fragrant enough to warrant inclusion in potpourris. In the landscape, they make good edging plants
, and their medium size makes them useful in the middle row of a layered flower bed
Wildlife Attracted to Caradonna Salvia Plants:
Outstanding Feature of Caradonna Salvia Plants:
The rigidly upright growing habit, deep purple stems and delicate flower spikes all work together to give Caradonna salvia plants a striking appearance.