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Possibly the best known cultivar of Salvia x jamensis. It has striking bicolour flowers which any plant breeder would love to create, what is interesting is that it occurred without intentional plant breeding in a garden in Mexico.

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

  • Mexican Salvias, S. greggii, S. microphylla and their hybrids grow best in full sun.  Sharp drainage is essential and can be achieved by either growing them in pots or incorporating grit into the soil when planting. Regular applications of a  balanced feed is benificial during the growing season. These salvias have a very long flowering season but respond well to cutting back hard when the flower stems get a little long and tired. We cut plants back hard at the begining of August, give them a good feed and go off on holiday. By September they are reinvigorated and back in flower. Prune again in spring after the danger of frosts have passed.

    Supplied in a 9cm pot.

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