Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
Salvia Lips Collection
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Salvia 'Lips' Collection

A truly beautiful patio plant with masses of vibrant, colourful flowers.
  • Amazing two-tone flowers - half coloured and half white - all summer long
  • Colour changing depending on the weather
  • Neat, bushy hardy perennial, grows to about 100cm tall and spread
  • Easy to grow in pots or garden borders, best results in full sun
  • Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant straight out

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A collection of three unusual and very pretty salvias, the 'Lips' series look incredible in a patio pot or in a sunny border! Their bright, two-tone flowers will light up your garden from early summer to the first frosts in October, in a wonderful 5-month display. As a bonus, the leaves are lightly scented too which only adds to the appeal of this charming plant.

Producing an abundance of eye-catching, bicoloured (or sometimes solid) flowers in shades of red through to purple throughout the summer, this salvia is winter hardy and will die back underground in the autumn only to burst into life again with fresh new growth each spring. In cooler summers, you will get whiter flowers, and in hot ones you will get lots of purple and red.

This Salvia is really easy to care for and flowers prolifically with minimal care perfect for beginners! Supplied as 3 x established plants, 1 of each colour, in 9cm pots, ready to plant straight out.

 

What Is Supplied

Item 560668 supplied as:

Supplied as 3 x established plants, 1 of each colour, in 9cm pots, ready to plant straight out:

  • Cherry Lips (cerise-purple and white)
  • Amethyst Lips (purple and white)
  • Hot Lips (red and white)

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as the blooms start to fade.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Salvia:

  • Salvias grow best in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, avoid excessively exposed areas and waterlogged soils.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots - if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

Aftercare advice for your salvias:

  • Feed and water regularly until plants are fully established.
  • Although perennial, this salvia will require some winter protection outdoors in the form of a straw mulch and if growing it in containers, move to a cold greenhouse or conservatory to prevent the cold from penetrating to the roots.
  • In spring, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant


Pruning Advice for Salvia:

  • Prune lightly in late spring when new growth appears to remove dead stems and to maintain a bushy shape

 

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
100 cm
100 cm
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