An outstanding two-toned lipstick red (hence the name) and white flowered, bushy ornamental sage which has wowed gardeners since it was introduced recently.
When the leaves are crushed or brushed past, they release a delicious blackcurrant scent. It has a long flowering period from July through to October and works well planted in groups of three in garden borders.
Occasionally the flower colours can vary according to the temperature, and may be all white or all red blooms but generally in an open sunny and sheltered site and as temperatures rise, should remain bi-coloured.
Salvia Hot Lips is classified as a half-hardy perennial which can be lightly pruned in early spring to maintain a bushy habit if it starts to look leggy.
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Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 3 Jumbo Plug Plants
Eventual Height: 90cm (36")
Eventual Spread: 60cm (24")
Position: Full Sun
Primary Flower Colour: White
Secondary Flower Colour: Red
Plant Type: Perennial
Botanical name: Salvia microphylla