Salvias are fantastic plants to grow and they provide a vast array of colours that will brighten any garden. They have a fragrant foliage and are excellent at attracting pollinators. These plants just scream summer – with so many available they will suit everyone’s taste. Salvias are very diverse and can be used in containers, borders and as ground cover. Salvias can range from annuals, to hardy and long blooming herbaceous and evergreen perennials. Most can be propagated by seed or cuttings. Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ flowers beautifully between the last of spring bulbs and the beginning of early summer perennials. It prefers full sun and requires no staking and typically can re-flower again in late summer.
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