Friday, November 05, 2010

Violet Sage

Violet Sage
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
(SAL-vee-uh) (nem-or-OH-suh)
Synonyms: Ornamental Meadow Sage, Balkan Clary

It’s nice when a perennial comes along that has several attributes that make it stand out from the other ones that are similar. Caradonna has maroon/purple stems and it blooms for longer than some of the other Salvias. It also doesn’t grow as quickly and has longer, skinnier flower stems. What it does share with the other common Salvias is a dark, rich purple color. It is a great plant to have in a dry border or planted as an accent.

Today it is raining again and I hope that doesn’t last all day. After doing some paperwork I want to get some photos although our fall foliage is pretty much gone now.


Blackswamp_Girl said...

My favorite of the nemerosas! I just think that you can't get that kind of glowing purple from any of the other varieties. Those stemps just make 'Caradonna' stand out from the crowd.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks, Kim. This plant really does glow.