Clinopodium coccineum 'Amber Blush'
Amber Blush Scarlet Calamint
Item #: 9570
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States
This amazing variant of the southeast US native Clinopodium coccineum was discovered along the Weaver River in the Florida Panhandle (Santa Rosa County - the hanging chad place) by plantsmen Fred Spicer, Rick Lewandowski, and Florida plantsman Ron Miller. Plant Delights/JLBG was 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.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Rock Garden Plants
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Florida Native Plants , Georgia native plants , Groundcovers , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , North American Native Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , United States Native Plants