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Salvia nemorosa Caradonna

Scientific Name : Salvia nemorosa
Common Name : Sage
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Heat Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Scented Foliage
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 20" (30 - 51cm)
Height : 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)
Width : 12 - 28" (30 - 71cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Dark purple flower stems accentuate the bright violet-blue flowers.
They are great in fresh bouquets.
The leaves are aromatic when crushed.
Idea & Tips : Easy to grow in almost any climate.
Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering.
Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time.
Grower Information : Rich, violet-blue flowers on glowing, purple-black stems.
Daylength : Plants grown under long days (greater than 16-hour daylengths), occurring naturally or by night-break lighting, will flower more rapidly.
Propagation Information : Reduce mist as soon as possible. Apply preventative fungicide drench.
Cool Treatment
Plant Maturity: Cold treatment beneficial, but not required for flowering. Plants should be bulked under natural short days for a 4-8 week period. Mature, bulked-up plants will respond more favorably to cold treatment.
Temperature: 35-41°F
Duration: 6-15 weeks
Benefits: Improved habit and overall quality.
Plant Growth Regulators : Generally not needed. B-Nine(S) 1,500-2,500 ppm and Bonzi(S) 10-15 ppm are effective.
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    • Bloom Months:
      Mid-May to July

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