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Savory, Winter

Culinary & Medicinal Herb Seeds

We carry a diverse variety of herb seeds, including culinary herbs, medicinals, ethnobotanicals, native plants of the PNW, and nectar and pollen rich flowers attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. All varieties are open pollinated, we do not sell hybrid seeds. Average seed life is 3 years. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Savory, Winter

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Savory, Winter

3.75

(Satureja montana)

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Common Names
Winter Savoury, Mountain Savoury

Botanical Name
Satureja montana

Plant Family
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native Range
Mediterranean and Southern Europe, Africa.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Hardiness Zone
5-9

Habit
Mounding woody perennial with small slender green leaves and white flowers that are loved by bees.

Sun/Soil
Likes well-drained soil and full sun exposure. 

Germination/Sowing
The seeds germinate easily and are best sown in flats in the spring and then transplanted out once they are big enough.

Growing/Care
Plants are semi-evergreen and will not tolerate being cut back to the woody stems. They can be trimmed neatly after flowering to remove spent flower heads. 

A great herb for companion planting, helping to keep away a variety of pests and attract beneficial insects, and when planted next to beans it is said to repel the bean weevil.

Harvesting
The aerial parts are be harvested during flowering, or throughout the growing season.

Culinary Uses
Stronger spicier, and more thyme-like flavour than Summer Savoury (Satureja hortensis). Popular for flavouring meats, soups, and stews.

Medicinal Uses
Antiseptic, antimicrobial, expectorant. Commonly taken as a tea for its carminative and digestive benefits.

Themes
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Container Garden, Low Maintenance.