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Winter Savory

Satureja montana

Satureja montana, Winter Savory

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Satureja

Small white, tinged with pink, flowers. Dark green, linear, pungent, aromatic leaves. Culinary; good for salt free diets, add the leaves to bean dishes, stews and soups.

Hardiness: H4 (-5 to -10C)

Type: Partial Evergreen Shrub

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Aspect: Full Sun

Soil type: Loam, Free Draining

pH: Neutral - Alkaline pH

Habit: Clump

Flowering colour: White

Flowering time: Summer

Uses: Culinary & Medicinal

Attracts pollinators: Yes

Container suitability: Yes

UK native: No

Caution: Not to be taken medicinally when pregnant

Grown from seed:

Indoor Sowing: In early spring, into prepared plug trays or pots, do not cover. Bottom heat, 18°C, aids germination.

Outdoor Sowing: In early summer, into a well drained soil in full sun.

Propagation: Cuttings

Maintenance: N/A

Harvest: N/A