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Salvia x sylvestris 'Caradonna'
@ Chicago Botanic Gdn, IL

Salvia x sylvestris 'Caradonna'

Caradonna Sage

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Item #: 5493

Zones: 4a to 8a

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(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!

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