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Salvia greggii 'Amethyst Lips' (Amethyst Lips') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Salvia greggii 'Amethyst Lips' (Sage'Amethyst Lips') Herb in 1L Pot

Sage 'Amethyst Lips' is a recent addition to the 'Hot Lips range and like its relation grows to approximately 1m tall and 2m wide, as an example of a salvia, this is an excellent large variety and is a fabulous plant in its own right. It has leaves with a blackcurrant aroma and pea like blooms turning to a bi-coloured white and amethyst in combination.  Sage 'Amethyst Lips' is a native of Mexico, and thus prefers warmer climates than we traditionally experience in the UK. However, Sage 'Amethyst Lips', can still thrive here if given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter.  

Sage 'Amethyst Lips' will flower from spring through to early autumn, and although Frost Hardy it may be a good idea to take cuttings if you live in the far North in case of a a severe winter.  A great addition to the garden Sage 'Amethyst Lips' prefers a sunny spot flourishing in a well drained border or in a large pot.

The Ideal time for cutting back flowering shrub sages, is the spring once new growth can be seen from the base and risk of frost has past. Cut up to half the plant back shaping as needed. If Sages are becoming leggy then a light summer cut may be required to encourage flowers and new growth. Dead heading the old flowers will encourage new flowers all season.

A delightful plant for the garden and herb border. Sage 'Amethyst Lips' is such an attractive plant that most who see it, wish they had one in their garden!

Herb Usage

Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb, Sage 'Hot Lips' is grown as a perennial herb plant primarily for its flowers, which are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. However, the leaves and flowers can be used to flavour food and drinks and  has a slight blckcurrant edge to the sage flavour, great to add a fresh taste summer drinks.

Buy Sage 'Amethyst Lips' Online

Our potted Sage 'Amethyst Lips' herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September, plant out once risk of frost has past.

Salvia greggii 'Amethyst Lips' (Amethyst Lips') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light Well Drained soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 100cm
Spread 200cm
Latin Name Salvia greggii 'Amethyst Lips'
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by mark chandler on 28th Jul 2020

    excellent quality plant already growing thanks