Winter Savory description
A good display of white flowers in the summer.
Winter Savory has been overlooked in modern gardens, but for hundreds of years it was a must for the herb garden with its strong spicy flavour.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This is great for a herb garden, border or patio and is trouble-free, provided the soil is fairly well drained soil.
Botanical name: Satureja montana
Winter Savory culinary uses:
Use in bean, poultry, fish and egg dishes.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will plug a gap in the plant bed.
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 30 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plant per square metre.
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