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.
|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.
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.