SALVIA micr. Hot Lips
SALVIA micr. Hot Lips
SALVIA micr. Hot Lips

SALVIA micr. Hot Lips

SALVIA micr. Hot Lips

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We operate our own delivery service within 12km of the garden centre for €15, for this service we can deliver you any item from Windyridge. 

Outside of this radius we out source couriers, we cannot unfortunately ship a lot of bulkier items such as large pots, composts and many of our more delicate living things. 

An Post Delivery, Seeds & books - €1.50

Standard Parcel via An Post* €6.00

Local Delivery, 12km of Windyridge - €15.00

Pallet Nationwide** - €49.00**This will be automatically added to your cart for BBQ's and larger items

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' is a charming and vibrant perennial plant that is highly valued for its unique bi-color flowers. With its compact growth habit and profusion of blooms, 'Hot Lips' adds a delightful splash of color to gardens in the Irish climate.

Height/Spread: 'Hot Lips' typically grows to a height of around 60-90 cm (24-35 inches) and has a spread of approximately 60-90 cm (24-35 inches). Its compact nature makes it suitable for smaller gardens or containers.

Position: This Salvia variety thrives in a position that receives full sun to partial shade. In the Irish climate, it is best planted in a spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. It appreciates some protection from strong winds, so planting it near a wall or in a sheltered area is beneficial.

Soil: 'Hot Lips' prefers well-draining soil with good fertility. It can adapt to various soil types, but it thrives in moist yet well-drained soil conditions. Amending the soil with organic matter can help improve its overall health and vigor.

Flowering Season: The 'Hot Lips' Salvia is known for its showy bi-color flowers that change color as they mature. The blooms start off as vibrant red and white bicolor, resembling hot lips, and gradually transition to solid red. It typically flowers from late spring to early autumn, providing a long-lasting display.

Uses: 'Hot Lips' is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways in Irish gardens. It is ideal for borders, rock gardens, or as a focal point in containers. Its vibrant flowers also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for wildlife-friendly gardens. Additionally, the aromatic foliage releases a pleasant scent when brushed or crushed.

In the Irish climate, Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' is a reliable and eye-catching addition to gardens. Its compact size, striking bi-color flowers, and ability to attract pollinators make it a popular choice among gardeners seeking a low-maintenance plant with a vibrant display.

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