Plant Details: Red Basil
Category Shrubs  
Zone: 6? - 10
 
Out_of_stock: Y
Common Name Red Basil Variety 'N3 Creek Cate'
Regional Names Scarlet Rosemary
Botanical Name Clinopodium coccinea
Description This is a bright orange red form of a very striking woody species that presents itself more charmingly than any small shrub can. Native of the SE U.S. and found on sand hills and dry pine barrens throughout the coastal plain of the gulf states from Mississippi to Georgia and Florida. This species normally matures in an up right open airy fashion to 2.5'High x 2'wide and produce an arrangement of 1.5-2" long tubular fiery reddish orange flowers from May to October with the spring flower being the heaviest. This plant must have very well drained organic soils with pure sand being ideal medium. I have had great success growing it in rich organic woodland soil and shade though it does not flower as heavy in the shade. Make sure to plant it where you want it for it despises root disturbance and does not transplant well once established. This form I named in honor of the native Creek people that once proudly, honorably held and respected this region of the country where this species is found with great stewardship.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
N
 
dry:
Y
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
Y
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
N
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
N
 
shade:
Y
  Deciduous:
N
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2016-02-18 20:56:02.0
Container Size
Price
Quart
18.00
Last Update:
2016-02-18 20:56:38.0
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