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botanical name:
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: violet
stem/bark: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Erect, clump-forming, compact perennial with aromatic, notched, wrinkled, grey-green leaves and branching dark purple stems of deep indigo violet-blue flowers over a long period in summer.

cultivation:
Sunny position and a light, well drained soil. Drought tolerant.
Cut back after flowering.

propagation:
By division or from cuttings.

usage:
Good in hot, dry positions.
Attractive to bees and butterflies.

other notes:
Raised from a chance seedling by Beate Zillmer, of the Zillmer Nursery, Uchte, Germany.

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