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Caradonna Meadow Sage

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SKU
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Enticing Blue-Purple Blooms Caradonna Salvia

  • Awarded Outstanding New Perennial by the International Hardy Plant Union
  • Purple Flowers Grow Along Tall, Purple Spikes
  • Grey-Green Foliage
  • Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
  • Compact Plant Fits in Small Space Gardens
  • Deer Resistant

There is nothing as irresistible as a perennial Salvia in full bloom! That is...when you are a butterfly!

Some plants just "have it", and the award-winning cultivar Caradonna Salvia (Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna') received a double helping!

Strikingly modern Caradonna Salvia features glowing purple stems that are loaded with tiny, deep purple flowers. You'll enjoy the elegant blooms from early summer to frost; and so will all the hummingbirds in your neighborhood.

Gray-green aromatic foliage makes a tidy and attractive accent all season. Caradonna forms a natural mound, and brings a sophisticated style when used in mass plantings.

Fill an open sunny slope with its bold color. Caradonna Salvia grows into a brilliant, low maintenance groundcover to attract butterflies and support the nectar needs of beneficial pollinators.

Keep Caradonna Salvia in outdoor containers with plenty of drainage holes. Try a series of modern pots filled to bursting with this hardy perennial plants for an amazing feature that comes back year after year.

Don't forget to trim the violet-blue flowers at their peak for effortless cut flower arrangements. Give each fragrant flower spike a bit of breathing room artistically in a tall, narrow vase...you'll look like a genius designer!

Trim your annual Victory Garden in a dressy low hedge of Caradonna Salvia. You'll polish up the look, and entice pollinators to your flowering vegetable and fruiting plants at the same time!

Be sure to site these easy to grow plants in full sun and a spot with well-drained soils. Supply a moderate amount of water for best results; although this durable plant is drought tolerant once established.

Make a visual splash this season. Order enough Caradonna Salvia to complete your project today...this esteemed, dark purple cultivar is in high demand by exacting professional garden designers!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Caradonna Meadow Sage Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-10
Growing Zones 4-10
More Information
Botanical Name Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue-Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes