How to grow Winter savory

Winter savory grow and care – shrub of the genus Satureja also known as Satureja montana, Winter savory perennial evergreen plant used as fragrant edible plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a.

Winter savory leaves

Leaves color green small 0.5-2 cm in elliptic shape.

Buds and the flowers edible, flower small in the color white-pink.

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How to grow Winter savory growing and care:

Well-drained soil, mulch, weed free

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Dislike relocation recommend only when it’s young

Planting season:
Spring-summer / in warm climate can be in the autumn to spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year to the perennial, Spring / Summer to the annual

How to prune:
Dead and weak branch

Size of the plant?
10-40 cm, 4-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
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:

General information about the flower
Small flowers, the color can be: white or purple

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning, in the annuals recommend to thinning most of them and save to seeds just small amount

Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the branch and move the hand on the branch against the direction of growth

Information about leaves:
Oval green leaves, the size 0.5-2 cm

Uses of Winter savory leaves:
Spices, herb, cooking

Scientific name:

Satureja montana

How to grow Winter savory

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Winter savory leaves

Growing Winter savory

Winter savory plant care

Winter savory harvest


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Bud
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer 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 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9