HR1138A - Winter Savory
S. montana. This little known herb resembles its summer cousin but is a perennial with thicker leaves that are sturdier and stronger flavoured. The little bush will grow in alkaline soil. Plant Winter Savory seeds for a lovely aromatic edging for the herb garden. Winter savory goes dormant in winter, but don't be tempted to cut back the bare stems and branches. In early spring a fresh batch of leaves will emerge over the whole plant all at once. This herb has a strong, herbaceous aroma when crushed, and it matches particularly well with mushrooms and in potato salad. Try a small amounts sprinkled into salads. Winter savory seeds can be planted as a companion plant to beans in order to repel weevils. It is also grown near to roses to repel aphids.
- Resembles its summer cousin
- Sturdier and stronger flavoured
- Lovely aromatic edging for the herb garden
- Thicker leaves
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How To Grow
Summer savory is a half hardy annual. Winter savory is perennial. Both are well suited to container growing. All savories prefer full sun and well-drained, rather poor soil. Summer savory wants a warm, protected spot in the herb garden, while winter savory is less fussy. Do not feed with liquid fertilizer. Pick leaves as needed, and cut back if the plants begin to appear leggy. Follow this handy How to Grow Savory from seeds Guide and grow some spice.