Georgia Savory

Clinopodium georgianum

Regular price $12.00

Georgia Savory is a low-growing native shrub with leaves that release a minty fragrance when touched. The small pink flowers are attractive to pollinators.

  • Drought tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Compact habit


  • 12 to 18 inches tall
  • 20 to 36 inches wide
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, plants start blooming in September and continue for three to four weeks.

How to grow

Georgia Savory grows best in sun and well-drained soil. Avoid soil that stays wet and is slow to drain.

Care and maintenance

After flowering, cut plants back by half for a neater appearance.

Where to plant

In flower beds, herb gardens and in containers.

When to plant

Can be planted any time of year in the South. Northern gardeners who would like to try and grow Georgia Savory would be best planting in the spring or early summer to establish them before winter.


Plant 2 to 3 feet apart.

When will my plant flower?

Plants that are planted in the spring through mid-summer will flower in the fall.

Native habitat and range

In the sandhills under long leaf pines, along the coastal plain from southern North Carolina, where it is rare, to Florida.

Source and origin

Original source was from cuttings collected from plants growing in a sandhill habitat in Pender County, North Carolina. Unfortunately, this population has disappeared due to the local utility company’s herbicide spraying program.

 State Cost per order
GA, MD, NC, SC, and VA $10.00
AL, CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, and WV $12.00
AR, FL, IA, LA, ME, MO, MS, NH, and WI $14.00
CO, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX $15.00


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA, due to agriculture restrictions.

How long will it take to get my order?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. Most orders ship at the start of the week. Depending on destination, orders placed after Tuesday may be shipped the following week.

Can I get my plants shipped at later date?

Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.

What shipping carriers do you use?

USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger orders.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.

On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.

If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.


Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of plants, they can’t be returned for a refund. If your plants arrive damaged or you are unhappy with them, please let us know straight away.

Can I order over the phone?

Sorry, we're unable to take orders over the phone at this time.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.