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Spotted these ‘Hot Lips’ flowers at Pell Mansion …

Spotted these ‘Hot Lips’ flowers while hiking at Pell Mansion. Interesting enough they’re illegal immigrants from Mexico. Go figure …2017.0912.119lr

Outrageously cool! This wild selection of the Mexican Salvia microphylla was introduced by Richard Turner of California after the plant was shared with him by his maid, who brought it from her home in Mexico. The fast-growing, 30″ tall x 6′ wide clump is adorned with stunning bicolor flowers with red tips and white lips…attractive to hummingbirds. When the nights warm in summer, the new flowers are all red with an occasional solid white one. As fall approaches, the flowers again will be bicolored red and white. Even if your school colors aren’t red and white, this is truly a “must-have” salvia!

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