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BraidmanBraidman Posts: 266
Having grown Salvia Hot Lips for a number of years, I see there are two new colours Amethyst and Cherry, my question is have any of you grown them, are they any good and worth the cost and bother?


  • HazybHazyb Posts: 336
    I have both. 



    I have not had them before though so can’t compare to hot lips. That said I ordered two of each and I ended up with one cherry and one hot lips and two amethyst lol

    i have taken cuttings of them already and they have taken so they are easy to propagate.  

    They will be pruned shortly. 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,161
    I have several "Amethyst Lips" and they are flowering well. I'm glad l heard Carol Klein say that the flowers start off purple before changing colour, or else l might have thought l'd been sold a dud !
    I do have "Hot Lips" that came from my dad's garden, but l'm not very keen on it to be honest. I much prefer the new colour. 
  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556
    I love that amethyst one, HazyB
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  • HazybHazyb Posts: 336
    Thanks @Peggy in Texas

    They are new so no one has had them over the winter yet. They don’t like it to be too wet. 
  • BraidmanBraidman Posts: 266
    Thanks for the info, Hot Lips and Neon are the truely only fully hardy ones that I grow, the others have to be sheltered and overwinter in the cold greenhouse!
    I will be interested in knowing  if the new two some survive or not!

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