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Salvia COOL Fandango

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(COOL Fandango Anise Scented Sage) A combination of dark, rosy bracts and magenta blossoms make Salvia COOL Fandango dance. It’s vivid, floriferous, and a hummingbird favorite.

Common name
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Cool Fandango Anise Scented Sage
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
7 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun to partial shade
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average to ample
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Hummingbird plant?
Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
Mature height
The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
3 to 4 feet
Mature spread
The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
3 to 4 feet
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Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Best of Class
Best of Class
We believe this to be the best magenta Anise Scented Sage.
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(COOL Fandango Anise Scented Sage) A combination of dark, rosy bracts and magenta blossoms make Salvia COOL Fandango dance. It's vivid, floriferous, and a hummingbird favorite. The foliage has a sweet fragrance similar to licorice.

Developed at FBTS, this sherbet-colored beauty is part of the COOL Salvia Collection of Salvia guaranitica hybrids that diverge dramatically from the typical deep, saturated blues and purples of the species, which is native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

In the wild, Salvia guaranitica grows on the edge of streams in forest clearings. So, like other Anise Scented Sages, Fandango 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 chilly, this heat-loving, mid-sized 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 to prepare for autumn migration. To invite even more hummers to your gardens, combine Fandango with Salvia COOL Lavender Blush and Salvia COOL Lavender Mist.