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Salvia "Hot lips".

11 November 2009 11:25:14
'Hot lips'

'Hot lips'

I tok cuttings in 2 august,now is 11 nov. ,and plant now is in blooms.Is it this salvia hardy?

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LindaB LindaB 11 November 2009 11:46:50

I don't know how hardy it is but it is a gorgeous colour. 

Rachel Rachel 11 November 2009 11:54:25

I bought two Hot Lips this autumn. The label said 'hardy' but Head Gardener says not. I think it's probably too late for me to take cuttings now.

HeadGardener HeadGardener 11 November 2009 12:49:27

Nice Liga, these were featured on Gardeners world this year actually, it's flowering late because thats what they do in nature (there forced to flower when sold earlier) but with our cold weather there often cut short. I'd treat it as not hardy (unless your coastal with no frost) it's hardiness zone is supposedly zone 7 which is inland ireland, but salvias mostly come from Mexico (a hint maybe to what it likes!!) Liga I'd advise bringing inside, propoagate more and try with 1 or 2 babies outside next year.  Rachel did you not believe me!! just to let you know that plant and seed sellers often lie on the label (shock horror!!) to sell more plants, the plant is hardy in ireland but not in frosty inland wexford :-) (coastal west cork/kerry maybe).

Rachel Rachel 11 November 2009 13:21:36

My goodness, Bill, you're fierce cheeky! Watch it or you'll get no cuttings from the other salvia that I did propagate!

Lìga Lìga 11 November 2009 15:46:46

Ha,ha,ha Rachel(for last comment) :))))O,thanks Bill,i will leave it in glasshouse for winter,then will see.About cuttings ,,i don't have room in house.So what will happening,that will be good.I just wanted show  ,that you can propogate it very easy,and need just 3 months,from cutting to flower.

Linda i agree whit you,i saw it in one garden, big plants,,it look fantastick

HeadGardener HeadGardener 11 November 2009 15:48:46

Rachel I'd proabably kill them anyway Rachel :-)  Liga put some fleece over them in the greenhouse (unless it's a heated greenhouse) Lost a salvia involocrata betheii last year doing the same thing!!

Lìga Lìga 11 November 2009 16:01:25

Thanks Bill:)

Ternie Ternie 11 November 2009 17:34:16

This girl obviously has 'green hands' - everything is in bloom there in her garden... :) Lovely flower, Liga! Congrats! :)))

Jacinta D Jacinta D 11 November 2009 18:34:27

Listen to Bill, Liga. He knows what he is talking about. I would treat it the same as a tender fuchsia. Beautiful plant. Was meaning to get one all through the summer, sorry now that I didnt.

Lìga Lìga 11 November 2009 19:14:09

Ok,Jacinta:)!!!Thanks Olga,,,i will turn soon in red,if won't stoping to prise me..:)))

ClaireE ClaireE 12 November 2009 09:34:44

It's lovely! I have a dark pink salvia planted out, and it's staying there for the winter, I hope it survives...

Lìga Lìga 12 November 2009 18:53:30

I think most of salvia could stay for winter out.I have couple of them-red,blue,all in flower bed,then will see next spring.


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