Rocky Knoll Farm
Hot Lips Salvia (Sage)
Named for its brilliant red and white flowers, Hot Lips produces delightful blossoms throughout summer and fall. The bloom colors shift from red to white later in the season. Hummingbirds go crazy for this special perennial! Butterflies and bees both love this colorful plant as well, which is deer and rabbit resistant. It has rich, evergreen foliage that is pleasantly aromatic, and it is a winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
You will want to give this beauty full sun and well-draining soil. It is an excellent choice for coastal gardens, beds, borders and container growing. Hot Lips grows up to 3' tall x 3' wide, and should be planted around 36" apart. Hardy to 10°F when protected from windchill.