‘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

7-24

USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–10

This plant isn't suitable for your USDA Zone 7b

‘Little Kiss’ Features

Plant Dimensions

18" H x 18" W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Mass planting

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Fast

Exposure

Full sun

Special Feature

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

Feature

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

Fertilizer

Fertilize yearly in spring

Pruning

Not required; deadheading promotes new growth

Soil

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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Your zip code 23917 is located in Zone: 7b with a temperature range of: 5 to 10 °F.