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Hot Lips Sage

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh my-kroh-FIL-uh
SKU #02265
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description A unique and striking North American native with unusual two-toned flowers backed by very fine green foliage. The blooms appear continuously through the hottest of summers until the first frost in fall. An ideal compact, colorful, and carefree choice for sunny, low-water gardens. Withstands mild drought once established. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Blooms Summer through Fall
Mature Size Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas Irresistible 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Switch Grass (Panicum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Gayfeather (Liatris); Sedum (Sedum)
CARE
Care Thrives in average to lean, fast-draining soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Prune lightly after the first flush to promote continued bloom. Fertilize in early spring. Prune to shape in fall after flowering.

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