Depending on the temperature, this plant can flower red with white, so every day is a surprise.
Wild bees and other pollinators are in decline. This plant is recommended specifically by the RHS as part of the RHS plants for pollinators scheme. This scheme helps gardeners to easily identify plants that encourage bees and pollinators back into the garden.
You can find more plants for pollinators on our designated page here.
The Salvia flowers red first then quickly turns white. On warm nights the white colour almost disappears, but when the temperature drops a little, the white color returns. Every day is a surprising spectacle to see what colour flower appear.
The Salvia 'Hot Lips' can easily be combined with other perennials. It prefers a sunny spot away from the east wind and when planted in a well-drained, fertile and moist soil you can be sure to enjoy its beautiful colors throughout the season. Remove faded flowers to maintain a healthy plant and keep the color splendor longer.
|Scientific Name||Salvia ‘Hot lips’|
|Height||70 - 100 cm|
|Flowering Months||Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.|