Salvia 'Hot Lips' is the number one most popular hummingbird plant that we grow as voted on by the hummingbirds!
Very cool and an all time Phoenix Perennials bestseller. Salvia 'Hot Lips' is a fast-growing wild selection of a Mexican sage which is adorned with stunning bicolour flowers -- white flowers with red lips -- from May until frost. But the expression of colour is temperature sensitive. In spring the flowers are usually all red, later bicoloured/hot lipped and in the heat of the summer all white, then returning to bicoloured and then red again in the fall. Will produce thousands of flowers in a season. Well-drained soil in full sun. Hard prune each spring. Even worth it as an annual in colder climates.
Common Name: Baby Sage
Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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