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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
Balkan clary 'Caradonna'
Salvia × sylvestris 'Caradonna' Salvia 'Caradonna'
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
'Caradonna' is a perennial cultivar with upright racemes of violet- purple flowers through the summer above narrow, rough, grey-green leaves
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Mulch in spring. Best in full sun but can tolerate light partial shade. Drought-tolerant once established
Propagate by division in spring and by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Mediterranean Climate Plants Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Deadhead flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering
Pests Generally trouble-free but may suffer from slugs, snails and leafhoppers
Generally disease free
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Balkan clary 'Caradonna'
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