Salvia Collections: Lips Collection

The Lips collection of Salvias comprises four captivating varieties: Salvia ‘Cherry Lips,’ Salvia greggii ‘Hot Lips,’ Salvia greggii ‘Amethyst Lips,’ and Salvia microphylla ‘Pink Lips.’

Salvia ‘Cherry Lips’

– This perennial beauty showcases cherry red and white, two-toned flowers.
– The aromatic foliage emanates a gentle blackcurrant scent.
– The rich nectar in its flowers attracts bees and butterflies.
– While considered a perennial, it requires protection in severe winters. Mulching with leaf mould in autumn is recommended.

Salvia greggii ‘Hot Lips’

– A hardy perennial with stunning red and white flowers that bloom from early summer to late autumn.
– Vigorous and low-maintenance, making it suitable for new gardeners.
– Very hardy and typically requires protection only in extremely severe frost.

Salvia greggii ‘Amethyst Lips’

– A striking addition to the Lips series, it features purple and white bicolor flowers.
– Blooms from early summer to late autumn.
– Frost hardy, needing protection only if temperatures drop below -8.
– Ideal for pots and borders.

Salvia microphylla ‘Pink Lips’

– Introduced in 2017, this variety boasts stunning pink and white, two-toned flowers.
– Rich in nectar, attracting bees and butterflies.
– Considered a perennial, but it’s advisable to protect it in severe winters. Mulching with leaf mould in autumn is recommended.

Each of these Lips collection Salvias contributes to a vibrant garden display, showcasing unique colors and characteristics.