Perennial sages are worth their weight in gold in ornamental borders, thanks to their summer-long displays of spiky, nectar-rich flowers.
Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ bears large, open-mouthed, bicoloured white and red blooms throughout summer, on compact, scented, bushy plants. In very hot weather some blooms may be fully red or white. ‘Hot Lips’ is perfect for planting near a bench or path, where you can enjoy its pretty blooms and fragrant foliage. The flowers are extremely attractive bees and other pollinators.
For best results grow Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Plants may need protection in extreme winters.