Drought Tolerant Winter Savory Herb Garden Plants For Xeriscape Gardening

Savory Seeds - Winter

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Winter Savory (Satureja Montana) - Here is yet another Savory seed to grow! Drought tolerant Winter Savory is a must-have herb for the xeriscape herb garden due to its low water demands. It is a woody perennial with dark green, shiny, pinnate leaves and it has a stiff texture. It is an evergreen and has small white flowers in the summer.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 8

HEIGHT

8 - 12 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Dry, well-drained soil, pH 6.7 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Satureja Montana

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana) - Here is yet another Savory seed to grow! Drought tolerant Winter Savory is a must-have herb for the herb garden. It is a woody perennial with dark green, shiny, pinnate leaves and it has a stiff texture. It is an evergreen and has small white flowers in the summer. Winter Savory herb plants can be pruned to form a low-growing aromatic hedge for the herb garden. It prefers a location in full sun and average well-drained soil. Once it is established, the Winter Savory herb does not require a lot of water which is perfect for xeriscape gardening where water conservation is a must! Winter Savory plants do well in containers. The herb plants are very attractive to beneficial insects. Growing Winter Savory herb plants is very rewarding!

Winter Savory is used as a culinary herb. The leaves can be used fresh or dried to flavor vinegars, bean dishes, soups and teas. It is stronger in flavor than summer savory. It is best to harvest Winter Savory prior to the plant flowering. Cut stems and gather them in bunches to hang upside down in a warm and well-ventilated place.

How To Grow Winter Savory From Herb Seeds: Start the Winter Savory seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Lightly cover the herb seeds and keep them moist. Plant the young herb plants out once the temperatures are consistently warmer.

A Great Addition!

Winter Savory is a must-have herb for the herb garden!

A Great Addition!

Savory Seeds | Winter

How to Grow

Start the Winter Savory seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Lightly cover the herb seeds and keep them moist. Plant the young herb plants out once the temperatures are consistently warmer.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Savory Seeds | Winter

Herb Specifications

  • Height: 8 - 12 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 8
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 21 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/8 inch

SOWING RATE

4 - 5 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

8 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

12 - 18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Lilac

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Satureja Hortensis

Summer Savory (Satureja Hortensis) - Every xeriscape herb garden needs Savory seeds! Grow Summer Savory for your garden from herb seeds and season meat and veggies all summer long. As fast as you pick these aromatic leaves, new ones begin to grow! This drought tolerant herb is popular across the U.S. It is also well-used in foods from France and Bulgaria. It's bright, pungent and slightly sweet. Summer Savory boasts a warming, peppery scent and taste. One of the essential ingredients in Herbs de Provence (along with rosemary, thyme, and oregano). Summer Savory is also wonderful alone to season beans, meats and dressings. The perfect addition to the xeriscape herb garden where water conservation is desired!

Summer Savory herb plants forms single stems 4 - 15 inches tall that are lined with linear dark green leaves up to 4 inches long. Whorls of lilac-purple flowers appear in summer. Plant spreads 7 - 30 inches after growing from herb seed.

How To Grow Summer Savory From Herb Seeds: To get a jump start, sow Summer Savory seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow the  seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over.

For harvesting, the leaves and sprigs can be collected anytime once the Summer Savory plants reach a height of 6 inches. For best results, clip the leaves in the late morning before the heat of the day sets in. If seeking a small quantity of fresh leaves for a single use, snip only the tip of the stem. For larger quantities for drying, stem can be cut 3 - 4 inches from surface of soil. Dry on a screen or by hanging upside down.

Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 50,000

A Great Addition!

Winter Savory is a must-have herb for the herb garden!

A Great Addition!

Savory Seeds | Winter

How to Grow

Start the Winter Savory seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Lightly cover the herb seeds and keep them moist. Plant the young herb plants out once the temperatures are consistently warmer.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Savory Seeds | Winter

Herb Specifications

  • Height: 8 - 12 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 8
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss

SOWING RATE

1 seed per inch

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

Rows 12 inches apart; thin seedlings 6 - 12 inches

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