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Salvia microphylla 'hot lips'

Pronunciation: Sal vee uh
Family: Lamiaceae
Common Name: Salvia
Cultivar: Hot lips
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 30"
Width to: 72"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • mid summer
  • late summer
  • early autumn
Bloom Description: Salvia microphylla 'hot lips' bear all white, all red or bicolor red and white, the temperatures control the color.
Soil Type: Salvia microphylla 'hot lips' prefer light, moderately fertile, humus rich, moist, but well drained soil
  • No
Plant Perks:
  • Fragrant
  • Rock Garden
  • Container Gardening
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
Pests and Diseases: Salvia microphylla 'hot lips' is susceptible to rust, powdery mildew, stem rot, and fungal leaf spots. Whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites may be problems.
Propagation: By dividing the rootball or from softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
Winter Sowing Zones: Zone 7-8
Notes for Identification: The warm evenings of summer cause salvia microphylla 'hot lips' to produce single color bloom when the evenings cool again the bicolor returns. Introduced in 2002 by richard turner of the strybing arboretum. pin it
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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