Calamintha dentata

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Toothed Savory

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1 to 2.5 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Could be used as a border along sandy paths or walkways or as a foundation plant.
Considerations:Difficult to establish and not long-lived.
Propagation:Seed, cuttings.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidia



Attracts hummingbirds.


Attracts a variety of insects.

Native Habitats:Sandill. Roadsides through sandhill areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:This is a rare plant that should not be disturbed in the wild.