Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Sage
Unusual white flowers tipped with red on a tall bushy plant. A very striking plant for borders or containers. Flower colour may vary throughout season from pure white to red.
Flower Colour: Red, White
Flower Type: Single
Flowering Month: July, August, September, October, November
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Light sandy, Thin chalky, Normal
Foliage Colour: Green
Height*: 90cm (3ft)
Pot Size: 2 litre
Special Conditions: Coastal, Dry and Sunny
Special Attributes: Aromatic foliage, Architectural, Bee friendly, Attractive to butterflies and moths
Uses: Plants for containers, Low maintenance
The best time to plant out salvias is from late May to early June, or as soon as possible after the risk of late spring frosts have passed. This gives your plants the maximum time to establish and get their roots down before winter. If you purchase your plants late in the season, they are best kept frost free and planted out the following spring.
Many salvias are reasonably hardy if planted in a sheltered sunny position. The soil should not be over rich, and winter drainage must be good. It is advisable to take a few cuttings in late summer as insurance. If required the tender salvias can be lifted, potted and grown on under protection in a greenhouse or conservatory.
We recommend you trim back your salvias before planting to encourage sturdy growth. Salvias have few demands, but some are brittle and require support when planted out in an open or windy position. The frequent removal of old flower heads will promote lots more new flowers. Do not be tempted to trim back and tidy your established salvias until late spring, when the new growth has started and the risk of frosts has passed
in 2 liter pots