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Caradonna Pink Inspiration Sage Plants

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Salvia nemorosa, Woodland Sage

  • Colour: Soft pink flowers on violet-purple stems.
  • Flowering: June-October
  • Foliage: Mid green
  • To 50 x 30cm
  • Full sun, sheltered site
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Salvia nemorosa Caradonna Pink Inspiration. 2 Litre Potted Plants

Caradonna Pink Inspiration sage is a stunning pink version of the original Caradonna. It produces wonderful pink spikes of flowers that contrast beautifully with its purple-black stems. To 50cm tall.

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Features

  • Colour: Soft pink flowers on violet-purple stems.
  • Flowering: June-October
  • Foliage: Mid green
  • To 50 x 30cm
  • Full sun, sheltered site
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Caradonna Pink Inspiration Sage

Salvias need close to full sun, and will grow near the coast in exposed locations. They are fully hardy, although their flowering season will be shortened somewhat in cold and windy places. They are happy on chalk, and like a light, well-drained but moist soil enriched with humus that doesn't remain wet in winter, so heavy clay is not good. They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers. Established plants are drought resistant, but still want fairly consistent moisture in dry summer periods to flower really well.
They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers.

Deadhead promptly to get the most from the flowering season. Leave the withered foliage on the plants overwinter for protection, and trim them after the last spring frost, right down to new growth.

Mulch lightly every year or two, ideally after a heavy spring rain when the soil has warmed up. Salvias don't need much fertility, so a little help goes a long way.

In Your Garden Design

A tall salvia good for structure in any design and since it is so closely related to Salvia Caradonna the two would make a winning combination, paired together in a large planter. The pink flowers would also compliment Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ alongside the annual Cosmos 'Purity'. For something dramatic rose wise, plant together with Rosa Cardinal de Richelieu or Eyes For You.

Did You Know?

Caradonna is an Italian surname, meaning dear lady, and she's the mother of this variety. Registration code is Tuitsalv.

Cultivation Instructions

Position in full sun in well-drained soil enriched with humus planting 60cm apart. Avoid spots affected by winter waterlogging. Water until established, then drought tolerant. Protect from slugs. Suitable for containers.

Apply a general fertiliser and a mulch in spring. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Divide mature clumps in spring.