How to grow Summer savory

Summer savory grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Satureja also known as Satureja hortensis, Summer savory annual plant, Summer savory used as fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a in the spring 10a-11 in the middle of the winter.

Summer savory leaves

Leaves color green small 0.5-3 cm in elliptic shape.

Buds and flowers edible, flower small the color purple

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How to grow Summer savory growing and care:

Well-drained soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
In hot area sometime the plants gives blossom very fast

Planting season:
Winter to spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead and weak branch

Size of the plant?
10-50 cm, 4-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer, autumn

General information about the flower
Small purple flower, the flowers grow in the top of the stem

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning most of the blossom and save to seeds just small amount

Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / summer

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish possible to start to cut the stems with the leaves

Information about leaves:
Oval green leaves, the size 0.5-3 cm

Uses of Summer savory leaves:
Spices, herb, cooking

Scientific name:

Satureja hortensis

How to grow Summer savory

Growing Summer savory

Summer savory


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Bud
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9