'Hot Lips'

Clouds of red and white bicolor blooms appear in abundance practically ALL YEAR on this super easy to grow and nearly impossible to kill Salvia. Probably our most ornamental “indestructible” plant and THE BEST Salvia for attracting Hummers! It was first grown at San Francisco Botanical Garden from a cutting Richard Turner brought back from Mexico. At times the plant will have all red or all white flowers, but it will always go back to bicolored (it’s straight-curious). Grows to about 2-1/2’ tall to 6’ wide. Probably a sport of Salvia microphylla. Prune hard in late Winter to encourage vigorous growth and continuous blooms. Easy Easy Easy!

Kelly Kilpatrick

Sun/Part Shade

Avg./Low Water

USDA zones 7-10