Creeping Savory description
This plant is low growing and will cascade over a wall – in the picture it is flowing down from a pot, so much so you can’t see the pot!
White flowers in the summer.
Creeping Savory is surprisingly little known, but deserves to be put into more gardens.
Excellent for planting in pathways and paving.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a herb garden, pathway, front of a border or patio and is rock-solid and isn’t fussy provided it has some well drained soil.
Also known as Creeping Winter Savory.
Botanical name: Satureja spicigera or Satureja repanda
Creeping Savory culinary uses:
Use in bean, fish and egg dishes.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap at the front of a border, or next to a pathway.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim back while in active growth.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plant per square metre.
Buy herb plants from our mail order nursery.