This is a fairly new selection of Salvia that we
just fell in love with. The eye catching blooms are a vibrant purple and the stems
are very dark shade of purple that they almost appear to be black - very striking
combination of colors. Caradona is a repeat bloomer with the first flush of blooms
appearing in early summer and then again in late summer to early fall. Flower spikes
are on average about 15 - 18 inches tall and attract both hummingbirds and butterflies.
Tolerant of cold, heat, humidity and even drought - this is one tough perennial.
Plant in full sun and provide a rich well drained soil. Fertilize in early
spring with a top dressing of compost and bone meal. Liquid feed twice in summer
with fish emulsion or seaweed extract. Plants are considered to be drought tolerant
but will bloom much better if you will provide them with water during hot dry spells.
Deadhead spent flowers to promote heavier flowering.
Zone: 3 - 8
Blooms: Jun - Aug
Height: 24" - 30"
Light: full sun
Soil: rich well drained
Size Shipped: 4.5" pot
Culture Guide Explained
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