Salvia Hot lips is an easy to grow evergreen perennial shrub that has prolific red & white flowers throughout the warmer months of the year. The flowers can vary from pure white to pure red to a mixture of both, revealing the shape of a pair of lips.
Salvia Hot Lip will grow up to 1metre tall by 1 metre wide in full sun, you can plant it in partial shade, but it just wont flower as prolifically…. in fact it just wont look good at all, so just plant them in the full sun.
Slavia Hot Lips prefers well drained soil and will tolerate light frosts and dry spells once established. Prune regularly after flowering to encourage compact growth.
Salvia Hot Lips is ideal for cottage gardens, perennial gardens, attracts bees, birds and butterflies to your garden, creates brilliant lasting colour over a long flowering period and is great for sunnier and drier positions in the garden.
At Paddys Plants, we do our best to give you the right information, that we have received, in regards to our Salvia range, there are hundreds of species very similar in colour, style and growth habit and we sadly, have been the scorn of some Salvia experts, I would like to quote a grower, that I admire and respect and often turn to for further knowledge and advice myself, in my mind her knowledge on salvias and perennials, is the best and most thourough, in Sue Templeton ” The average gardener doesn’t care about the exactness but just wants to know what sort of plant it is”. I find, Sue Templetons page, is the best page I have read for information on Salvias and other perennials here in Australia.