Clinopodium coccineum 'Amber Blush'
Amber Blush Scarlet Calamint
Item #: 9570
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
This amazing variant of the southeast US native Clinopodium coccineum was discovered along Weaver River in the Florida Panhandle (Santa Rosa County - the hanging chad place) by plantsmen Fred Spicer, Rick Lewandowski, and Florida plantsman Ron Miller. We were subsequently allowed to introduce this gem to the public in 2012. The 2' tall x 3' wide see-through clump of thin woody stems is adorned with small narrow green leaves. Starting in late summer, the clump is ablaze with tubular bright yellow flowers, each with a slight blush of orange. The flowers continue until frost and are a favorite of hummingbirds. Well-drained, slightly acidic sandy soils are key to growing Clinopodium coccineum.