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Commonly known as Winter Savory, is a perennial herb belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae).

Physical Description:

Leaves: Winter Savory has small, narrow, elliptical leaves that are dark green in color. The leaves are often aromatic, with a peppery and pungent flavor.

Stems: The plant has woody stems and a bushy growth habit.

Flowers: In summer, Winter Savory produces small, white to pale pink flowers in terminal clusters.


Culinary: The leaves of Winter Savory are used as a culinary herb to flavor a variety of dishes, including stews, soups, meats, and bean dishes. It has a robust flavor that pairs well with savory dishes.

Medicinal: Traditionally, Winter Savory has been used in herbal medicine for its potential digestive and antiseptic properties.

Aromatic: The leaves have a distinct aroma that is released when crushed, adding fragrance to the garden.

Growing Conditions:

Soil: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil is suitable for Winter Savory. It can tolerate a range of soil types.

Watering: The plant prefers moderate watering. Avoid waterlogged conditions.

Sunlight: Winter Savory thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Hardiness: It is a hardy herb and can be grown as a perennial in . 6-9.


Harvest leaves as needed for culinary purposes. The leaves are often most flavorful before the plant flowers.

Pruning the plant can promote bushier growth and prevent it from becoming too leggy.

Savory - Winter (Satureja montana)

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