Hot Lips Sage

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Hot Lips Sage  - Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Hot Lips Sage

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Gorgeous fine-leafed Sage with neat upright growth.  Small red and white flowers resemble lips, hence the common name 'Hot Lips'.  Easy to grow and care for.  Will grow to about 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.  Suitable for Xeriscape. Very drought tolerant. Needs good drainage. Deer resistant. Good for rock gardens, mass plantings, and containers. Give regular water to establish. Hardy to 20 deg. F.  USDA Zones 8-10.  One of our favorites!


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)

Water Needs: Low

Bloom Season: Repeatedly

Mature Height: 2-3'

Mature Width: 3-4'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Deer Resistant, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, English & Cottage Garden, Hummingbirds


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

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Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $49.00
Zone 2 $59.00
Zone 3 $79.00
Zone 4 $99.00
Zone 5 $149.00
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