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Hot Lips Sage

SKU: AM014102
per Plant - 2" Pot
No longer available this season.
With two-toned flowers in deep red and white, ‘Hot Lips’ Sage brings drought resistant color to the summer and fall garden, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies in droves. Tall flowering spikes rise above foliage, mixing well in the border or sunny naturalistic setting. Rarely touched by deer, this one is a great choice for poor soils. (Salvia microphylla)
key features
Botanical Name
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
Growing Zones
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Fragrant, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


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.