Winter savory growing 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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Requirements for 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
Spring-summer / in warm climate can be in the autumn to spring
Pests and diseases:
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:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
Leaves harvesting season:
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