Winter Lemon Savory

Satureja montana var. citriodora

A small, sun-loving evergreen subshrub with delicate, white-to-pink puffs of flowers, which bees love to visit. Traditionally made into a tea, it is used as a digestive or expectorant. A poultice of fresh sprigs can also be put on bee stings to bring rapid relief. With its strong lemon scent and taste, it’s a pleasant addition to poultry dishes and stews, and should be added toward the end of cooking so that the flavour doesn’t degrade.

Water: Needs well-draining soil, do not overwater, drought tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: A small, sub-shrub up to 1' tall

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Well-draining, dry soil

Origin: Mediterranean

Winter Lemon Savory