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Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips
Salvia Hot Lips

Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Salvia 'Hot Lips' is a lovely cottage garden classic perennial that will fill your beds and borders with long, slender stems and bicolour red and white flowers. Blooming from late summer and well into… Read more
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Salvia 'Hot Lips' is a lovely cottage garden classic perennial that will fill your beds and borders with long, slender stems and bicolour red and white flowers. Blooming from late summer and well into autumn, it has gorgeous aromatic foliage and is an excellent border and container plant with blooms that will be whiter in cooler years, whilst warmer weather will bring more red. Delivered as 3 established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:50 cm
  • Spread:60 cm
  • RHS Garden Merit
  • RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as the blooms start to fade.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Salvia 'Hot Lips':

  • Salvias grow best in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, avoid excessively exposed areas and waterlogged soils.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
    The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

 

Aftercare advice for Hot Lips:

  • Feed and water regularly until plants are fully established.
  • Although perennial, this Hot Lips will require some winter protection outdoors in the form of a straw mulch and if growing it in containers, move to a cold greenhouse or conservatory to prevent the cold from penetrating to the roots.
  • In spring, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


Pruning Advice for Salvia:

  • Prune lightly in late spring when new growth appears to remove dead stems and to maintain a bushy shape
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 7 to 10 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

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**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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