Calamintha coccinea

scarlet savory, scarlet calamint, red basil

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3 to 4 ft    Width: 2 to 3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      red
Phenology:

deciduous

Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:

Retain it in the landscape if is is occurring naturally.

Considerations:

Difficult to establish and requires highly specific site conditions.

Propagation:

Seed or cuttings. Little cultural information is available. Soil conditions must be appropriate -- try to grow it in yellow sand with excellent drainage.

Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

Attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Native Habitats:

Scrub, in open areas. Sandhills, coastal hammocks. Mostly near the coast.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments:

Short lived. Rarely grown as it is difficult to establish.