Sage, Hot Lips Details

Sage, Hot Lips

  • Also Known As: Salvia, Hot Lips
  • Botanical Name: Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Rock Garden
  • Ornamental Value: Red, White
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 4'
  • Plant Height: 3'


Red flowers, white flowers, and bicolor (red and white) flowers sometimes appear simultaneously. Smaller leaf than autumn sage (Salvia greggii) but similar in appearance.

Perennial Care Guide

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