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Winter Savory

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The deep green glossy-leaved plant grows to a foot tall. The tiny purple flowers bloom in mid-summer. Thicker leaves and stronger flavor than summer savory, more intense thyme-like flavor. Both herbs are traditionally used to flavor beans.  

100 seeds


Winter Savory


Satureja montana 

Perennial, zone 5-8

Germination: 14-30 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and press into soil

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, space 8-12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Germination is most successful when started indoors. 

Growth Habit: Mounding

Height and Width: 9-12” x 10-12”

Spacing: 8-12" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Dry, sandy, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days

Uses:Culinary, medicinal, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals

Harvest: Start snipping leaves when the plant reaches 6”. Snip the tips without cutting back all way to the ground. This helps promote more growth. Dry by bundling stems and hanging in a warm, dark well-ventilated  area or using a dehydrator

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    newton F.
    Slow to germinate, hard to find plants.

    very slow to germinate. Strong flavor characteristic of Italian seasoning. Will be perennial if properly cared for. Easier in drier climates than the Southeast, but nevertheless will grow in the hot humid Southeast if protected from too much rain during hot humid weather. worth growing from seed as the plants are very hard to locate..