Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
60-65 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Tender

Unlike its close relative, Winter Savory, Summer Savory will not tolerate frost.

Crops
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
60°F

Plant outdoors once the soil reaches 60˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)

Summer Savory prefers to be planted in full sun. It cannot grow in the shade.

Water
Low

Summer Savory grows best if the soil is moist, but is quite drought tolerant.

Feeder
Moderate

Summer Savory grows best in a fairly rich soil.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

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?
Yes
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
10.0-18.0"
Plant Diameter
8.0-10.0"
Hardiness Zone
5-8
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.