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Winter Savory
Scientific Name: Satureja montana L.
Synonym:
Family: Lamiaceae
Winter Savory (Satureja  montana) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-24, 30-34, 39
USDA: 4-10

Frost Tolerance: hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Sun to light shade

Origin: Appenin mountains in Italy

Growth Habits: Evergreen subshrub to 1 foot high (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate

Propagation: Seeds that germinate slowly, cuttings in late spring, division in early spring


Savory has a strong aromatic flavour very similar to thyme. It is less delicate than summer savory. Use fresh savory with vegetable dishes, egg and potato dishes, mushrooms, beans, and to flavor tomato sauce. Add minced fresh savory to mayonnaise and serve it as an accompaniment to poached fish.

Cultural Practices:
Trim short in early spring. Replace plants every 2 to 3 years.

Blooming Habits:
White or light blue flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


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