Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'
This upright evergreen perennial bears masses of blooms above aromatic, fresh green foliage. Unusual two-toned flowers of red and white with open mouths are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Ideal planted near a path or seat where the fragrance will be released when the foliage is disturbed. They make great plants for pots and containers too.
Keep well watered until firmly established. Plant into any good garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Trim to 15cm in spring and feed to encourage new growth.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
June - October