'Hot Lips' Sage
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'
Height - 3 feet
Width - 2 feet
Other common names
Hot Lips Salvia
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Save Water Low to medium water required
More Color Variegated red and white flowers from spring until fall
Attract Wildlife Flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies
Reduce Maintenance Cut to ground in winter to control size
Texas Tough Survives well in our hot climate
This variety of sage gets its name from the unique, bicolored flowers that are said to resemble a face with lipstick. Warm summer nights will cause the plant to produce red blooms with an occasional solid white. As nights become cooler in the fall again, the blooms become bicolored.