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caradonna salvia grown to attract butterflies
Photo 7 of 11This perennial is grown for its purple-blue flowers from summer to fall that attract butterflies.

Caradonna Salvia (Sage) (7 of 11)

Plant in full sun
Plant in average, but sharply drained soil
Divide every few years in early spring; deadhead to encourage blooming
Height: 18-24 inches; Width: 12-18 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall; avoid
exposure to salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall; avoid exposure to salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall; may be short-lived in this warmer zone.

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