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Satureja montana (photo courtesy of Rob D. Brodman)
Satureja montana (photo courtesy of Rob D. Brodman)

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Zones 3-11, 14-24
Full Sun
Regular Water

Satureja montana

Winter Savory

Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs


These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.

Satureja montana

From southern Europe. Grows to 15 in. high and 2 ft. wide. Stiff, narrow to roundish leaves. Use leaves fresh or dried; clip at start of flowering season for drying. Blooms profusely in summer, bearing whorls of small white to lilac flowers that are attractive to bees. Use in rock gardens or as a dwarf clipped hedge in herb gardens (space plants 1 1/2 ft. apart). Grow in light, well-drained soil. Cut back as needed to keep compact. Full sun. Moderate water.

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