Salvia x nemorosa 'Caramia'
- Dark purple flowers in spring & summer
- More compact form is better for small spaces & combo pots
- Feeds our local bees & butterflies
This hybrid takes after 'Caradonna', but with a more compact form and with blue-purple flowers against striking dark stems. Its smaller size and well-branched habit will make it a front-of-garden favorite.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Fragrant Flowers & Foliage, Good Cut Flower; Fresh or Dried, Drought Tolerant
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or with partial shade in southern locations. Provide moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil; amend with compost before planting. Reasonably drought tolerant once established, though blooms best with regular watering. Removing faded flowers helps to encourage repeat blooming; or you can simply cut the whole plant back hard after flowering is complete. In spring, cut back to 3" high & apply a balanced granular fertilizer.