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Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' (Baby sage)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Baby sage

Early blooming, intense floral display
Bi-color flower, red lower pouch with white hood
Deer resistant
Fragrant foliage
Sold in trays of 72

This remarkable, early-blooming, bicolor sage was developed and introduced by Richard Turner of the Strybing Arboretum. Two-tone flowers vary depending on the temperature range; the upper hood is a clear white while the pouched lower lip remains cherry red. 'Hot Lips' provides months of intense floral display, autumn coxes foliage into a deep burgundy appearance. Gorgeous!

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Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' - 72 per flat $52.56
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Height

3 Feet

Spread

3 Feet

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9a

Baby sage Interesting Notes

Found near the Chiapas area of Mexico. The two-tone flowers are varying depending on the temperature ranges throughout the season. Due to warmer evening temperatures, summer months produce red and all white flowers on the same plant. Throughout the fall as evening temperatures fall, the blooms will come back to their bi-color nature.

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in average to dry soil in full sun. Water well upon planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant. 'Hot Lips' is not recommended for fall planting.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun