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Imported Winter Savory - Seeds

1 packet contains Winter Savory - 40 Seeds. It is a perennial, semi-evergreen herb in the family Lamiaceae.
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Description for Imported Winter Savory

Satureja montana is the scientific name of winter savory and herbaceous, perennial plant. The leathery, dark green, leaves are opposite, oval-lanceolate, (or needle-like), 1 to 2 cm long and 5 mm broad.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Winter savory Pale lavender, or pink to white Summer Up to 12 inches Easy to grow

Planting and care

It can be propagated from softwood cuttings. Sow seeds indoor in the spring then transplant outdoors once the soil warms; transplant seedlings 10 to 12 inches apart in the garden. Sow late winter to spring. Plant in pots or trays containing a good seed compost at a depth of 2 mm. Transplanting the seedlings when large enough to handle. Harden off and plant out, space about 35 cm apart (16 inches) apart.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun of at least six hours per day Alkaline, well-drained Moderate 14 to 26 degrees C Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Imported Winter Savory

  • After hardening, keep the plants well watered for optimum growth.
  • Keep winter savory woody growth pruned to force new, non-woody growth, and shear off flowers after they bloom.
  • In temperate climates, do not cut the plant back, all those stems which appear dead will leaf out again.

Harvesting

It can be picked year round.

Typical uses of Imported Winter Savory

Special features: Flavor

Culinary use: It can also be used in soups and sauces. It has a strong flavor.

Ornamental use: It makes an attractive border plant for any culinary herb garden.

Medicinal use: It has many medicinal properties.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-185794
  • https://myfolia.com/plants/2676-winter-savory-satureja-montana
  • http://www.seedaholic.com/savory-winter-savory.html

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