Caradonna is disappointing

esther_bSeptember 25, 2011

I have 5 Caradonna salvia plants in a row in my garden. I don't think they give much bang for the space they occupy in the garden. They crowd out other shorter plants and their flower spikes are not as showy as I thought they'd be. I deadhead them and only get a few more flowering spikes for the effort. They are kept moist, well-fertilized, and receive sufficient light to grow like weeds. Is there a better variety of perennial salvia which has lusher flowers and less invasive tendencies?

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robinmi_gw

Are you certain that you have the real Caradonna? This is never invasive. Could it be that you are over-fertilising it? This type of Salvia thrives in poor soils.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 6:09PM
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