Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips

Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Waves of flowers for months on end!
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  • Amazing two-tone flowers - half red and half white - all summer long, and into winter
  • Colour changing - red dominates in hot, white in cooler seasons, giving a lovely effect
  • Neat, bushy, hardy perennial, growing to about 100cm tall and spread
  • Easy to grow in pots or garden borders, best results in full sun
  • Supplied as pack of 12 jumbo plug plants 10cm tall, ready to plant straight out

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12 x Jumbo Plugs
Item: 480115
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This unusual, hardy perennial will look incredible in a patio pot or sunny border!

The bright, two-tone flowers will light up your garden in scarlet and white, from early summer to the first frosts in October, in a wonderful 5-month display. It is winter hardy and will die back underground in the autumn only to burst into life again each spring.

In cooler summers, you will get whiter flowers, and in hot ones you will get lots of red! This Salvia is really easy to care for and flowers prolifically with minimal care perfect for beginners!

Supplied as a pack of 12 plug plants, ready to pot up and grow on or plant straight out onto their flowering positions.

What Is Supplied

Item 480115 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 12 jumbo plugs (2.5 - 3.5cm diameter), ready to plant. Plant: May-June Flowers: June-October Height/Spread: 50cm (20in)

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as the blooms start to fade.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Salvia 'Hot Lips':

  • Salvias grow best in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, avoid excessively exposed areas and waterlogged soils.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
    The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.


Aftercare advice for Hot Lips:

  • Feed and water regularly until plants are fully established.
  • Although perennial, this Hot Lips will require some winter protection outdoors in the form of a straw mulch and if growing it in containers, move to a cold greenhouse or conservatory to prevent the cold from penetrating to the roots.
  • In spring, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Pruning Advice for Salvia:

  • Prune lightly in late spring when new growth appears to remove dead stems and to maintain a bushy shape

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
50 cm
60 cm
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