Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'
Ornamental Sage - 3 litres
Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' is a striking bushy perennial with strongly aromatic foliage and masses of flowers opening pure red at first, later with a clear white throat, from July to October. A wonderfully colourful plant for the front of a sunny border or a patio container and loved by bees. Height and spread 50 - 60cm.
Thrives in ordinary well-drained soil in a sunny site, sheltered from cold winds. Mulch roots in autumn in cold areas, cut back when new growth begins in spring. If growing in a container use multi-purpose compost and keep under glass over winter.
This plant has an RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bee and butterfly friendly.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Salvia x jamensis|
|British nursery grown||N|
|Common name||Ornamental Sage|
|Flower colour||Red, White|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|