Salvia 'Caradonna' is a classic and the best purple sage for the garden.
Hands down the best purple sage and one of the best tried and true garden stalwarts we carry. Salvia 'Caradonna' has neat and tidy spires of purple stems, purple buds and purple flowers. It is strongly upright and structural in the garden as long as soils are not too rich or the light too low. It blooms over an extended period and will rebloom with deadheading. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Sage
Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Purple
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: "Nemorosa" ("of woods") refers to its typical habitat in forest groves and woods.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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