Hot Lips Sage
Hot Lips Sage
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'Item #2265 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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Unique and striking selection with unusual two-toned flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the blooms that appear continuously through the hottest of summers until frost. An outstanding compact, carefree shrub for waterwise gardens. Withstands mild drought once established. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering; supplement in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh my-kro-FIL-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Summer through FallFlower color:RedDesign IdeasIrresistible hummingbird nectar flower that belongs in wildlife gardens. Exceptional in xeriscapes with dryland species from around the world. Perfectly matched with southwestern native sages. Add to beds and borders. Lends a decidedly cottage garden look.Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Gayfeather (Liatris); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Sedum (Sedum)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average to lean, fast-draining soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; less frequently once established. Shear lightly after first bloom flush to promote continued flowering. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer before new spring growth begins.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering; supplement in extreme heat.