Salvia x sylvestris 'Caradonna' (Caradonna Sage)
Zone: 3a to 8b,
Height: 24" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna') Of the Salvia x sylvestris cultivars we have seen and trialed, Salvia 'Caradonna' is one of the finest and most distinctive. From Zillmer Nursery in Germany, Salvia 'Caradonna' was discovered as a seedling of Salvia 'Wesuve' and in 2000 was awarded the Outstanding New Perennial award by the International Hardy Plant Union. The 12" tall x 18" wide clump is composed of dark purple stems clothed with felty green leaves. In midsummer, the clumps are topped with dramatic upright 2' tall spikes of vivid blue-violet (RHS 89A)...a simply stunning hummingbird favorite!