(COOL Shocking Pink Anise-Scented Sage) Dusky green bracts support the pastel magenta blossoms of Salvia COOL Shocking Pink. It’s a hummingbird favorite with bright green, fragrant foliage that may remind you of licorice. Why shocking? Because of its surprising color and abundant flowers.
A product of our plant development program, Shocking Pink is part of the FBTS COOL Salvia Collection of Salvia guaranitica hybrids. Unlike the deep, saturated blue and purple flowers of most anise-scented sages, the COOL Series features surprising pastels.
Salvia guaranitica is native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In the wild, it grows on the edge of streams in forest clearings. Like other Anise Scented Sages, COOL Shocking Pink Anise Scented Sage is adaptable from full sun to partial shade and loves moisture. However, it thrives with an average amount of supplemental watering based on local rainfall. Plant it in rich, well-drained soil.
A perennial where winters are occasionally snowy, this heat-loving sage grows well as an annual — and a container plant — in areas with colder winter weather. It offers rapid growth as well as the rich nectar and long bloom time hummingbirds need.
Shocking Pink and other varieties of FBTS COOL Salvias, including Periwinkle, create electric combos when planted together.