Is Caradonna salvia a perennial?
Attractive, with glowing purple backed stems and rich deep purple blue flowers. It provides a long, showy period of bloom. Salvia Caradonna is great planted with perennial Geranium or purple Heuchera. Butterflies adore Salvia….Details.
|Pot Size:||3.5″ square x 4″ deep|
How do you care for a salvia Caradonna?
For best results grow Salvia ‘Caradonna’ in a sunny, sheltered spot in well-drained soil. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage flowers into mid-autumn. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure, or garden compost.
Will a Caradonna salvia rebloom?
Plant in full sun. Plant native Western Salvia varieties in soil that is low fertility and well-drained. Plant Old World Salvia in a wide range of soils (loams, sand) including clay. Many spring-flowering varieties of sage will re-bloom in fall if deadheaded after the first bloom.
How tall does Caradonna salvia grow?
Caradonna salvia plants reach about 2 feet 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.
How do you prune Caradonna?
Varieties include ‘Caradonna’ and ‘May Night’. Pruning them is simple: Once the flower spikes have faded (generally in early summer), cut the stems right back down to the base. This will encourage a second flush of blooms.
Should I prune salvia Caradonna?
Do you cut back salvias in winter?
In warmer climates, where salvia and sage plant stems remain alive throughout the winter, to rejuvenate and create fuller plants for the coming season you can cut the stems back by one-third to one-half their height in late winter or early spring.