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Scarlet Savory, Scarlet Calamint, Red Basil
Also known as Clinopodium coccineum
|Size:||3 to 4 ft tall by 2 to 3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Semi-deciduous. Blooms spring-late fall.|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers|
Retain it in the landscape if is is occurring naturally.
Difficult to establish and requires highly specific site conditions.
Seed or cuttings. Little cultural information is available. Soil conditions must be appropriate -- try to grow it in yellow sand with excellent drainage.
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:||Somewhat acidic|
Attracts bees, and butterflies.
Scrub, in open areas. Sandhills, coastal hammocks. Mostly near the coast.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Short lived. Rarely grown as it is difficult to establish.