Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Soil: Fertile, humus rich, moist soil with good drainage
Height & Spread: 60cm x 40cm
Flowering Month: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
It seems to me like there are just too many excellent salvias and this is certainly no exception, well it is in the sense that it is exceptional. With ‘Caradonna’ you can expect plenty of tall, dark purple spikes of flowers and plenty of bees, in fact, it’s hard to find a time when there aren’t any bees on there. As a plant it associates and compliments so many plants with it’s purple being rich and dark enough to compliment the blues, pinks, purples and whites, yet also being strong enough to stand up against the strongest and brightest of colours, with Achillea ‘Moonshine’ proving an excellent contrast with both its flat habit and brilliant yellow flat top flowerheads. We have quite a few plants we consider to exceptionally good for wildlife and this is another, right near the top and it looks exquisite too! So, your only decision now is do you go for cool and calm complimentary, or daring contrasts?