Salvia Hot Lips Plant. Evergreen in frostfree climates, otherwise deciduous. Some flowers will bloom in a solid red color, attracting bees and hummingbirds, or they may be solid white at times.
A bushy evergreen, it has short, dense and aromatic foliage that looks excellent in borders and containers. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white. But the expression of colour is temperature sensitive.
A good pruning after flowering will ensure.
19 may in problem solving. Flower colour can be variable with this variety; The back of the shrub doesn't have any leaves on at all (it's in shade).
Spice up your summer patio pots with salvia 'hot lips'.
Microphylla 'hot lips' salvia microphylla grows to 1 to 1.3 m (3.3 to 4.3 ft) tall and wide, blooming in its first year and growing to full size in its second year. I've just been looking at previous posts on this forum, but i'm still not sure of the best thing to do with salvia hot lips. The blooms appear continuously through the hottest of summers until the first frost in fall.
The flowers are extremely attractive bees and other pollinators.
My second salvia is hot lips and i was waiting for similar signs of new growth from the ground, but on inspecting it today i have noticed new growth on the old wood. A stunning show throughout summer. But the expression of colour is temperature sensitive.
'hot lips' is a bushy plant, about 100 x 100cm, evergreen if not cut back by frost, with small, ovate, aromatic green leaves.
Some flowers will bloom in a solid red color, attracting bees and hummingbirds, or they may be solid white at times. 'hot lips' is a trade name for salvia x microphylla, the x indicating that it is a hybrid, which takes it out of our area of expertise. Salvia microphylla 'hot lips' appearance:
The shrub hasn't been pruned much before and, as a result, is leggy with the leaves appearing on top growth only.
In very hot weather some blooms may be fully red or white. Salvia hot lips (salvia microphylla ) has a stunning display of red and white flowers for most of the year. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white.