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Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'
ornamental sage
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Common name ornamental sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers red/white (summer-fall)
Size 16-18"
Light sun
Cultural notes somewhat drought-tolerant

Airy, compact plant with flowers whose color varies from all-white to two-tone red-and-white to all-red, with different flowers in twin sets sometimes showing different coloration. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Ours grew very fast, from being planted as a smallish plant in late April to a billowing plant with presence in early June.

ornamental sage
Cool light-dark patterning on alternating sides of the square new stems. Close-up inspection shows that the light color is due to a covering of silvery hairs that switches sides after each leaf node

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back fence border, houston front yard, foundation border, waterfall pondside, left fence border

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