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Salvia 'little kiss'

September 12 2016 at 6:05 PM
Dan  (Login hawkeye_wx)
Hummingbird lover 2009

I was just perusing salvia photos and came across a new one called salvia 'little kiss'. It looks just like 'hot lips'. It is described as being better behaved than 'hot lips' and grows compactly. Anyone seen or have any experience with it?
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a


    
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Richard Dufresne
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Hummingbird lover 2013

Re: Salvia 'little kiss'

September 12 2016, 11:38 PM 

Tony Avent has had it for the last few years in his test beds. It seems to have reached PPAF status, and is being sold in North Carolina:

http://www.johnson-nursery.com/plant-nursery-new/plant/little-leaf-sage-little-kiss/id/2414005

Here is an image of a young plant in 2014:

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I belive the mature plant has gotten up to 2 feet tall, but have not seen it yet this year.

 
 

Kathi and Michael Rock
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Re: Salvia 'little kiss'

September 13 2016, 3:36 AM 

It certainly looks like 'Hot Lips' on a smaller scale. For best success with use by hummingbirds, using it in a container would be highly recommended.
Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
Zone 5

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Cathy P (Downers Grove, IL Zone 5b)
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Re: Salvia 'little kiss'

September 15 2016, 10:00 AM 

Sadly that height would get lost in my
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Richard Dufresne
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Hummingbird lover 2013

Re: Salvia 'little kiss'

September 21 2016, 9:59 AM 

I don't have an image yet, but Little Kiss does get bigger the next year, about half the size of the mother plant.

 
 
Joni
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Hummingbirder 2008

Re: Salvia 'little kiss'

May 16 2017, 7:04 PM 

After replying to Kathy's mail order thread, I remember seeing a new improvement to 'Hot Lips' & upon searching, remembered I saw it in a magazine under Southern Living Collection. See Dan mentioned this last fall. I kept my eye out but didn't see it anywhere, nor mentioned on the usual mail-order sites I frequent. 'Hot Lips' is too brittle & loose & would love to try this. I will have to make a note to mention this to my local places that carry 'Hot Lips' & see if they can try it. Has anyone found/grown it yet, except for Rich's contact?

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5
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Dan
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Hummingbird lover 2009

Re: Salvia 'little kiss'

May 16 2017, 7:20 PM 

A few local places have 'hot lips' this year, but I've never seen 'little kiss'.
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a

 
 
I love Hummingbirds
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Hummingbird lover 2011

Re: Salvia 'little kiss'

May 16 2017, 7:55 PM 

We trialed it last year and it grew to at least 80% the size of Hot Lips after a slowish start. Not enough difference for us to grow it.
Kermit Carter
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