Alternative Names: Balkan clary 'Caradonna'/Salvia x sylvestris 'Caradonna'/Salvia 'Caradonna'/Meadow sage 'Caradonna'/Wood sage 'Caradonna'
Description: A clump-forming, deciduous perennial with narrowly lance-shaped, wrinkled, toothed, dark grey-green leaves and dark, erect stems bearing racemes of dark violet flowers from summer into autumn.
Characteristics: Ultimate height of 0.75m and ultimate width of 0.6m.
Position: Full sun/Partial shade. East/South/West
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well-drained
Soil Type: Chalk/Loam/Sand
Soil PH: Acid/Neutral/Alkaline
Care Guide: In spring when your salvia starts showing signs of growth it's best to prune back last year's stems and any dead flowers to new growth. Also extend the flowering period by dead heading flowers as they die.
Uses: Beds and borders/City/Cottage/Informal/Low maintenance/Wildlife