24-36" tall x 24-36" wide. Have some fun in your garden with ‘Hot Lips’ – an ornamental salvia that will have your visitors chuckling at the well-deserved name and will give your hummingbirds the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation they need all season long. Whether you plant this sun-lover in the back of the border or in a meadow or naturalistic garden, make sure you plant it somewhere where you can see those pollinators visiting the white and lipstick-red blooms. Low maintenance and floriferous from summer through fall, you can lightly cut it back to revive foliage in late summer. It also sports a light, resinous fragrance reminiscent of black currants. Hot Lips’ is a perennial south of Zone 8 but will occasionally overwinter with a thick blanket of mulch in Zone 7. Seasonal temperatures will affect whether blooms are bi-color or appear in single shades of red or white.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 2" Pot
Sage Hot Lips
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
8, 9, 10
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Southeast, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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