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Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

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Also known as

Sage 'Hot Lips'

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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Salvia 'Hot Lips' Overview

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' is a perennial cultivar that produces red and white bicolour flowers that give the appearance of red lips, hence the name. It has short, dense and aromatic foliage that looks excellent in borders and containers.

Common problems with Salvia 'Hot Lips'

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

How to harvest Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Salvia 'Hot 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.

Other uses of Salvia 'Hot 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.

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