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A picture of a Sage 'Amethyst Lips'

Sage 'Amethyst Lips'

Salvia 'Amethyst Lips'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A close up of a pot grown Salvia 'Amethyst Lips'
A close up of a pot grown Salvia 'Amethyst Lips'

Sage 'Amethyst Lips' Overview

Salvia 'Amethyst Lips' is a shrubby perennial cultivar that produces purple and white bicolour flowers similar in appearance to the popular S. 'Hot Lips' A bushy evergreen, it has short, dense and aromatic foliage that looks excellent in borders and containers. In fact, there are few garden styles where Sage 'Amthyst Lips' won't be a welcome addition - including Mediterranean and gravel gardens. It has a long flowering season that continues until the first frost and it is drought tolerant. It likes moist but well-drained soil and a sheltered position. Preferring full sun, it will tolerate partial shade.

Common problems with Sage 'Amethyst Lips'

Generally disease free but it can be attacked by slugs, snails, rosemary beetle & leaf hoppers.

How to harvest Sage 'Amethyst Lips'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Sage 'Amethyst Lips'


Take softwood cuttings in late summer.


Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring.


You can propagate perennials by division in the spring.

Special features of Sage 'Amethyst Lips'

Attracts useful insects

This cultivar is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants that support pollinator populations by providing ample nectar and pollen. An excellent choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Other uses of Sage 'Amethyst Lips'

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.