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Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' /Hot Lips Salvia

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'  / Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'
Unique red and white flowers on this salvia
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Unique red and white flowers on this salvia

As a bedding plant

Flowers most often produced in pairs

Three plants take up 6-8 feet in landscape bed

Flowering well in early spring

Bumble bees love the nectar of this salvia

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Scientific Name: Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'
Common Name: Hot Lips Salvia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Red
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This salvia produces red and white bi-colored flowers. Some flowers are all white while others are all red. Temperatures affect the flower color. This is an exceptionally good bedding plant for summer color. It also does well growing in containers.