Salvia ‘Caradonna’ is a striking addition to the landscape with rich purple flower spikes. Blooming begins in May with a heavy show and slowly tapers off during summer.
The dense foliage stands up to 12 inches high and spreads into a clump 12 to 24 inches wide. When in bloom, the spikes extend up 12 inches above the leaves.
After the flower show is done the plants can be trimmed back to force new growth, making for a neater plant and possible sporadic flowers too.
Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Hardy in zones 4-8.
It has the added benefits of being attractive to butterflies and resistant to deer and drought.