Peppery thyme flavored, great herb for cooking
Cooking herb used for flavoring meats, dressings, soups, and salads. Especially delicious with bean and cabbage dishes, herb butters, and vinegars. A blending herb with a peppery thyme quality, summer savory draws together diverse flavors. Essential to Herbs de Provence. The plant also repels some insect pests.
Medicinal: Reportedly the fresh leaves may be rubbed on insect stings to relieve pain. Gargling a leaf infusion can soothe sore throats.Lamiaceae Satureja hortensis
Cooking herb used for flavoring meats, dressings, soups, and salads. Especially good in bean and cabbage dishes, herb butters, and vinegars. A blending herb with a peppery thyme quality, Summer Savory draws together diverse flavors. Essential to the herb blend, Herbs de Provence . The plant also repels some insect pests.
Medicinal: Reportedly the fresh leaves may be rubbed on insect stings to relieve pain. Gargling a leaf infusion can soothe sore throats.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 60-65 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Unlike its close relative, Winter Savory, Summer Savory will not tolerate frost.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm, Hot
Summer Savory is adaptable to a wide variety of conditions but will do best in a rich, loamy soil in the sun.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 55°F - 85°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Plant outdoors once the soil reaches 60˚ F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)
Summer Savory prefers to be planted in full sun. It cannot grow in the shade.
Summer Savory grows best if the soil is moist, but is quite drought tolerant.
Summer Savory grows best in a fairly rich soil.
- Drought tolerant, High heat
- Small Gardens?
Summer Savory does exceptionally well in containers. Provide it a good amount of fertilizer in the container before planting or sowing seed. Be sure to keep the soil moist, especially on hot days. Harvest tips often, but never harvest more than 1/3 of the plant if you want it to continue producing.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Peppery thyme flavor. Not as strong as Winter Savory, making it more suitable to be eaten fresh on salads. Taste is often considered to be superior to Winter Savory.