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Clinopodium coccineum

Synonym(s) Calamintha coccinea
Common name scarlet calamint, red savory
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7b-10)
Flowers red
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil; heat- and drought-tolerant

Evergreen shrublet with wiry stems lined with small leaves in opposite arrangement, with a mild fragrance. Scarlet flowers arrive thoughout the year, and are attractive to hummingbirds. Native to the southeastern US.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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