5 years to reach maturity
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.
Summer Flowering Shrubs
Shrubs that give you structure and summer flowers.