(COOL Lavender Mist Anise Scented Sage) Bright green bracts and rich lavender blossoms sing in Salvia COOL Lavender Mist. Hummingbirds keep this bountiful bloomer buzzing. Its sweet-smelling foliage is reminiscent of licorice.
A product of our plant development program, Lavender Mist 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. Similar to other Anise Scented Sages, Lavender Mist 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. Want to create a chorus of buzz? Grow a trio of Lavender Mist, Salvia COOL Fandango, and Salvia COOL Lavender Blush.