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Satureja montana

Winter savory

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhitish pink, blue
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Satureja montana (Winter savory). This species is grown for its culinary value, as a flavouring for savoury dishes. It will produce leaves which are a grey-green, and the white flowers will bloom in late summer, and appear in profusion.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Savory

Origin

S. Europe

Interest and use

Culinary, border, rock-gardens, medicinal

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are moderately to fully frost-hardy plants which will prefer full sun and well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the winter or spring or from cuttings in the summer.

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