Winter Savory is a tasty Mediterranean herb with an appealing peppery flavour. Plants have a bushy form, growing to a height of about 40cm. They have narrow leaves and small white to pale lavender flowers in late summer, typically from July to October. Winter Savory is often grown in the herb garden, and is also an attractive garden plant for Mediterranean style gardens. They grow well in containers. Bees love these plants.
The leaves are used fresh or dried, either as a garnish or in cooked food. This herb is often used as an alternative to Sage or Thyme. It is very similar to Summer Savory, an annual with a milder flavour and bigger flowers.
Winter Savory grows best in full sun to part shade and well drained soil. The young leaves and flowers are trimmed and used during the growing season. They are evergreen plants in warmer gardens, and will lose most of their leaves over winter in colder areas.
Pack of approx 500 seeds. Sow anytime, typically winter/spring. Germination is erratic and can be slow, taking 1-2 months, sometimes longer. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the seed packet.
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