‘Little Kiss’

‘Little Kiss’

Salvia micropylla ‘Little Kiss’ PP28433

Salvia microphylla is native to the American Southwest and are fabulous perennial shrub for dryer climates. ‘Little Kiss’ has masses of magenta and white flowers and is better behaved than Hot Lips.

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–10

‘Little Kiss’ Features

Plant Dimensions

18" H x 18" W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun

Special Feature

Aromatic, Attracts Pollinators, Clumping Habit, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerance, Reblooming, Water-wise


Red and white bi-color blooms; blooms spring to fall

Flowering Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

‘Little Kiss’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize yearly in spring


Not required; deadheading promotes new growth


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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