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Salvia nemerosa - 'Caradonna'

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Salvia nemerosa - Cultivation Notes

This hardy Salvia requires a sheltered warm location in full sun. Tolerating draughty conditions and flourishing on any decent free draining garden soil and suitable for planting on chalky or sandy soils. Cut back after flowering to encourage second autumnal flush of bloom.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salvia nemerosa:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Salvia nemerosa:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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