Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 5, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Salvias of the Day is Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna').

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Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna')
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Oct 5, 2015 6:20 PM CST
I love 'Caradonna'! It's a robust bloomer all season for me, and the pollinators love it! The skippers and the bees flock to it, particularly early in the spring when It's one of the first plants to bloom.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 5, 2015 6:40 PM CST
I had it growing in the ground years ago and decided I wanted to grow it again. This time I planted it in a container. It is not doing as good as Salvia nemorosa 'Burgundy Candles', which is in a container too, but gets a lot more sun. I'm going to find a better spot for Caradonna', so it gets more sun and hope it does much better.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Oct 5, 2015 6:41 PM CST
Yes, I need to find a better spot now for my Salvia 'May Night'.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 5, 2015 7:26 PM CST
It is too late to move my May Night, I had it in a mixed container and it must have gotten too much shade, because it died. Next year I'll get a new one and make sure it gets a lot of sun.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Oct 5, 2015 7:35 PM CST
I agree My 'May Night' used to get lots of sun, but now the phlox 'David' has grown so tall and thick, it blocks the sun on the 'May Night' for a good portion of the day. So poor 'May Night' needs to be moved, too...
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Oct 5, 2015 7:43 PM CST
May Night is such a great salvia, that it is worth it to make it happy. Bees were always on it and that made me happy.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Oct 6, 2015 4:00 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Oct 6, 2015 8:58 AM CST
Caradonna was the first salvia to bloom for me this year, much earlier than I anticipated (mid spring) and it bloomed again a couple of months later, in the summer. It was in a corner of the garden that was mostly dappled shade, but did get full sun at some point during the day. It sprawled and flopped, but I didn't mind, because it was large enough to fill in the spaces where other plants weren't doing so well.

This was its second year, and it bloomed its first year from winter-sown seed, too, last year. It got plenty of spring rain and I did my best to fertilize it in the first few months of spring, then left it and everything else alone.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 6, 2015 8:47 PM CST
lovesblooms,

Thanks for sharing your experience. Thumbs up
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