Clinopodium (Satureja) (Calamintha) coccineum 'Ohoopee Yellow'
Yellow Flowered Red Savory
Clinopodium (Satureja) (Calamintha) coccineum 'Ohoopee Yellow' is a contradictory common name, but this is a clear bright yellow flowered selection of a usually red flowered mint shrub Clinopodium coccineum. This yellow form was originally shared with us by Ken Wurdak who found it in Tatnall County, Georgia. We later lost it and got it back from Mike Creel who had gotten it from us. Such are plant sagas. A showy and long flowering plant for a sunny sandy site. Clinopodium coccineum is native to southern U.S. on deep, very sandy soils. Woodlanders introduced the several southern Clinopodium species to gardeners in the 1980's and continued to use J.K. Small's genus name "Clinopodium" while botanists argued for a couple of decades that the genus should be Calamintha or Satureja. Now they say Clinopodium is correct ! Ah, vindication !
USDA Hardiness Zone 8-9