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Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ is a popular and easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial that produces a profusion of vibrant flowers throughout the summer months. This stunning plant is perfect for adding color to borders, containers, and cottage gardens. Its compact habit and long flowering period make it an ideal choice for busy gardeners who want a low-maintenance plant that looks great all season long.
The best position for Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ is in a sunny location with well-drained soil. It can tolerate a range of soil types, but does best in moist, well-drained soil. This plant has a bushy growth habit and can reach a height of around 60-90 cm with a spread of 60-90 cm, so it is important to give it enough space to grow.
The flowering time for Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ is from June to October. Its stunning flowers are white with red lips and are arranged in clusters along the stems. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies, making it a great choice for wildlife-friendly gardens.
To ensure the best growth and performance from your Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, it is recommended to feed it with a balanced fertilizer in the spring and summer months. This will help to provide the plant with the necessary nutrients it needs to produce healthy foliage and vibrant flowers. Deadheading the spent blooms will encourage further flowering and keep the plant looking tidy throughout the season.