Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Caradonna Salvia (Caradonna Gaden Sage)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Attractive, with glowing purple backed stems and rich deep purple blue flowers. It provides a long, showy period of bloom. Salvia Caradonna is great planted with perennial Geranium or purple Heuchera. Butterflies adore Salvia. 

More About Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

  • very long blooming perennial

Can be clipped back hard after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Winner of the 2000 Outstanding New Perennial Award by the International Hardy Plant Union.

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15-18 in


15-24 in

Hardiness Zone:


Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' Characteristics


  • Cottage Garden
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Naturalizing


  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Re-bloomer
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average

Flower Color

  • blue with purple
  • Purple


  • Clumping
  • Spreading