Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Hot Lips Sage

Deciduous Perennial

Red and white blooms of Salvia 'Hot Lips' appear all summer. Fragrant foliage is a bonus.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Morning Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Mutli-color, Red, White
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer, Fall

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Bees, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos