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PlantFiles: Scarlet Calamint
Clinopodium coccineum

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clinopodium (klin-oh-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: coccineum (kok-SIN-ee-um) (Info)

Synonym:Calamintha coccineum
Synonym:Clinopodium macrocalyx
Synonym:Cunila coccinea
Synonym:Satureja coccinea

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive PamelaQ On Mar 18, 2008, PamelaQ from Navarre, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This beautiful bright orange perenial is native to my area here on the Florida Gulf Coast. Another Common Name is 'Red Savory". The orange flowers bloom late spring through early winter. The hummingbirds and butterflies are very attracted to the blooms. It grows in the driest areas and did not lose any of its bright color, even during drought conditions. I have found this to be an extraordinary plant.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gainesville, Florida (2 reports)
Navarre, Florida
Port Saint Joe, Florida

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