As the name suggests, Salvia Hot Lips produces flamboyant flowers. The effect wonderfully punctuates a mixed border with flashes of bright red and white which last all summer.
The salvia's tall, erect stems have ovate, green leaves and are dotted with small, beautifully shaped flowers with an almost snap-dragon form. These flowers are bi-coloured, starting white near the stem and turning brilliant red at the flaring tips. The dramatic show can last from June to late August. In addition, the evergreen (frost permitting) leaves are aromatic if crushed.
Position S. Hot Lips as a highlight against dark green foliage in a sunny border or plant as an eye catching feature in a zinc or lead container on a terrace.
Pot Size: 2L
Common Names: Balkan Clary, Hardy Sage
Height and Spread: 100cm x 100cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well drained
Aspect: South or west facing
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – August