Balkan clary

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Balkan clary - Salvia nemorosa  'Caradonna'

Common Name: Balkan clary
Genus: Salvia
Species: nemorosa
Cultivar: 'Caradonna'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Glowing purple stems loaded with violet-blue flowers from June to October. The grey-green aromatic foliage also makes an attractive accent in the summer border. A compact variety that is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. Coping well in sun the blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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