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Browne’s Savory - Clinopodium brownei

Browne’s Savory - Clinopodium brownei

PriceFrom $5.00

Who needs Creeping Jenny when we have Browne's Savory? This native alternative is a must have for moist areas. Evergreen foliage with blooms on and off all year, it attracts bees and butterflies. You'll love this plant, we sure do!

•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 1 to 2 feet tall.

•Phenology: Perennial herb with erect stems, opposite leaves, and clusters of small, pink to lavender flowers that bloom in late spring to summer.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Late spring to summer

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Evergreen

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained sandy or loamy soils; tolerant of various soil types

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 5.5-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers moderately moist soil, but can tolerate drought once established

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Native plant gardens, herb gardens, rock gardens, container gardens

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; prune back in late winter to early spring to promote new growth and maintain shape; may benefit from occasional fertilization with a balanced fertilizer

•Considerations: Browne’s Savory can spread by rhizomes and self-seeding, and may require management to prevent it from becoming invasive.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; typically not preferred by deer or rabbits

•Edible: Leaves and flowers are edible and can be used as a seasoning or tea; has a flavor similar to oregano or thyme

•Medicinal Uses: Traditionally used in herbal medicine for various purposes, including as a digestive aid and to relieve coughs and colds

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic to pets, but ingestion of large quantities of plant material may cause gastrointestinal upset.

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Wild Blue Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria), Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)

•Wildlife Benefit: Attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other insects; provides habitat and food for various insects and bird

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