Hot Lips Sage
Hot Lips Sage
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'Item #2265 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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. Evergreen.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, 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 PlantsGayfeather (Liatris); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Sedum (Sedum); Switch Grass (Panicum)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.