(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.