Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Also known as:

  • Hot Lips Sage
  • Hot Lips Salvia

Plant Type

shrub, perennial

Zones

8b-10b

Size

H:2'-3'
W:4'-6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

poor/lean, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, low

Sun Exposure:

sun

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Flowers:

white, red

Wildlife:

bees, hummingbirds, deer resistant

Flowering Time:

summer

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Cistus Nursery

Portland, Oregon

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Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Xera Plants

Portland, Oregon

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Xera Plants

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Secret Garden Growers

Canby, Oregon

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Garden World

Hubbard, Oregon

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Far Reaches Farm

Port Townsend, Washington

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Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

www.farreachesfarm.com

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Richmond, California

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Cactus Jungle

Berkeley, California

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Cactus Jungle

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Berkeley, California

510-558-8650

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Far South Wholesale Nursery

Austin, Texas

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Far South Wholesale Nursery

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Almost Eden

Merryville, Louisiana

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Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

almostedenplants.com

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Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

www.plantdelights.com

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Select Seeds

Union, Connecticut

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Select Seeds

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ZEPHYRANTHES

Midland, Western Australia

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ZEPHYRANTHES

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

www.secretgardengrowers.com

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Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Outrageously cool! This wild selection of the Mexican Salvia microphylla was introduced by Richard Turner of California after the plant was shared with him by his maid, who brought it from her home in Mexico. The fast-growing, 30" tall x 6' wide clump is adorned with stunning bicolor flowers with red tips and white lips. When the nights warm in summer, the new flowers are all red with an occasional solid white one. As fall approaches, the flowers again will be bicolored red and white. Even if your school colors aren't red and white, this is truly a "must-have" salvia!

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Canby, Oregon

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Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

www.gardenworldonline.com

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This drought tolerant perennial will add a flash of sassy color to any garden with it's bright white fowers, trimmed in bright red. Flowers summer through fall and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.Pruning hard in late winter will encourage vigorous growth & continuous blooming in the spring.

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

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Berkeley, California

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Description by: Select Seeds

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Union, Connecticut

860-684-9310

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Sparkling cherry red and white flowers all summer. An outstanding selection from Mexico--heat, humidity, and drought tolerant. Very hot weather can favor some all red or all white flowers; they turn back to bicolor beauties in fall.

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Description by: Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

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Spikes of red lipped, pure white or occassionally solid red, tubular blooms are borne continuously from Spring to Fall on this durable drought and heat tolerant perennial.

Description by: Xera Plants

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Portland, Oregon

503-612-9950

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We began growing this amazing Salvia again after taking a break for several years. Since it has performed very well over the past two brutal winters its back. To 30" tall and forming a large woody clump in a single season. Brilliant red flowers marked with white are showy from mid-June to frost. The amount of red or white on the individual flowers varies from time to time and this may have to do with the weather or cultural conditions. We're not sure, all we know is that its a great Salvia for full hot sun and well drained soil with occasional water in summer.

Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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A selection from Strybing Arboretum, this shrubby salvia, to 3' tall, goes through two flowering stages; at first flowers are bicolor with hot red and white petals, then, as summer hits its height, pure white flowers appear. Best grown where heat accumulates and not much summer water is provided. Frost hardy into the mid-teens °F, mid USDA zone 8. Protect from winter extremes.

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

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The standard of the hardy Mexican Sages, this release from Strybing Arboretum has white flowers with red lips and is in bloom from spring until frost. Some flowers may be all pink or all white but mainly bicolored. Full sun and good drainage in lean soil and cut back in early spring.

Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Introduced by Richard Turner after it was shared with him by his maid, who brought it from her home in Mexico. Fast to 4' w x 30" h, stunning bicolor flowers...red tip w/ white lip. With warm nights in summer, new flowers are all red with occasional solid white ones. As fall nears, the flowers again will be bicolor red & white. Sun, drained soils Hot, hot, hot!! Even in a pot!

Description by: Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

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Introduced by Richard Turner who found it at a friends’ house in Mexico, whose housekeeper, Alta Gracia, had been growing it outside her room. A cutting was brought back and first grown at San Francisco Botanical Garden (Strybing Arboretum). It has unusual red and white bicolor flowers. At times the plant will have all red or all white flowers, but it will always go back to the bicolored ones. Alta Gracia, being a spiritual woman, would probably not approve of the name 'Hot Lips' chosen by volunteer propagators at S.F. Bot., but we think it is well chosen. 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 & continuous blooms.

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