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An easy-care, drought-tolerant plant with fragrant foliage whose flowers are often visited by butterflies and hummingbirds.
Valued highly as both ornamental and culinary plants, salvias combine striking flowers with attractive, and frequently aromatic, foliage. A 'must-have' in the garden flowering for 5 to 7 months!
Remember to cut back after flowering for another set of blooms, keep doing this for 5-7 months of flowering.
Once potted up will grow to 1 meter within 3-5 months.
Salvia × microphylla ‘Hot Lips’. A newer variety with 'hot' red and white flowers that are scented and attract butterflies and bees. Drought tolerant. The aromatic foliage may turn dark red in autumn.
Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer. Cut back in spring.
Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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