Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On Aug 25, 2011, foxyphloxy from Cortlandt Manor, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Help! Something is going on with my salvia nemorosa that is troubling me. I've never known of this species to have an enemy, but each year, holes in the leaves appear! That statement alone, makes most gardeners I know scratch their head. I've placed beer near them and in the AM the trap might only attract 1-2 slugs. I've used fungus killer (commercial), and a popular commercial brand of bug spray (don't know if I can state a brand name on line). Nothing seems to stop the holes. Ironically, the plants are still healthy, and get bigger each year. Good grief friends, does anyone know what's causing holes in the leaves?
On Jun 2, 2010, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
I bought 3 of these from Walmart last fall for $1 and they were marked Meadow Sage - Mainchant or May Night. They are not May Night. I have those and these are very thin long stems and not as bushy. They are very dark purple and tall. I had bought a Cardonna from Sabo's Nursery, in Madison, Ohio, and it is doing fantastic and already had it in the back garden last year, so when the 3 from Walmart bloomed, I knew exactly what they were, since they look identical to the one from Sabo's. I will keep buying the clearance ones and seeing what comes up! I love the variety. I just move them when they are done blooming.
On Sep 30, 2008, clareb from Missoula, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:
I adore this Salvia for its dark purple-maroon stems.
'Caradonna' seems to extend the blooming season of Salvia's in the garden (at least in Zone 5) since 'Caradonna' blooms before 'May Night' and will still be blooming when 'May Night' starts.
Deadhead plants to have repeat bloom in late summer.
I've not noticed that this plant grows more slowly than other Salvia's.
On Jun 6, 2005, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
This salvia makes dark purple flowers spikes that last for a long time and attract nectar seekers. They'd be especially pretty in a dried bouquet.
It's basically a no-care plant.
I've found that it doesn't form a clump as fast as other salvias I've grown.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bay, Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas Hoopa, California Knights Landing, California Avon, Colorado Edgewater, Colorado Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut Spring Hill, Florida Cordele, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Cherry Valley, Illinois Mackinaw, Illinois Long Beach, Indiana Olathe, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Brookeville, Maryland Bridgewater, Massachusetts Cordaville, Massachusetts Uxbridge, Massachusetts Dearborn Heights, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan St Paul, Minnesota Algoma, Mississippi Eupora, Mississippi Elsberry, Missouri Reno, Nevada Butler, New Jersey Cortlandt Manor, New York Deposit, New York Hilton, New York Wilson, North Carolina Fruit Hill, Ohio Galena, Ohio Geneva, Ohio Highland Heights, Ohio Parma Heights, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Gold Hill, Oregon Salem, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Parkesburg, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania West Goshen, Pennsylvania Seven Oaks, South Carolina Aberdeen, South Dakota Knoxville, Tennessee Copper Canyon, Texas Spring Branch, Texas Maeser, Utah Essex Junction, Vermont Newport News, Virginia Spokane, Washington Wind Point, Wisconsin