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Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips') Herb Plant

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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 x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Sage'Hot Lips') Herb in 1L Pot

Sage 'Hot Lips' 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 minty aroma and pea like blooms turning to either white, pink or shades of red in combination.  Sage 'Hot Lips' is a native of Mexico, and thus prefers warmer climates than we traditionally experience in the UK. However, Sage 'Hot Lips', can still thrive here if given protection from cold and excessive wet in the winter.  

Sage 'Hot 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 'Hot 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 'Hot 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 minty edge to the sage flavour, great to add a fresh taste summer drinks.

Buy Sage 'Hot Lips' Online

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

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light Well Drained soil
Flower Colour Red
Height 100cm
Spread 200cm
Latin Name Salvia x jamensis 'Hot 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
    Beautiful plants in perfect condition, well packed and I am absolutely delighted with them.

    Posted by Diane on 25th May 2021

    These plants have exceeded my expectations so well done to Hooksgreen herbs. Five stars!

  • 5
    Sage Hotlips

    Posted by Jane Parish on 28th Nov 2016

    Healthy plant looking forward to when it flowers Would buy again