Winter Savory

Satureja montana

Winter savory has a reputation for going well with beans, chicken, or turkey, and can be used in stuffing. It can also be used in soups and sauces. It has a strong flavour but loses much of it under prolonged cooking. Purported to have antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, and digestive benefits, French herbalist Maurice Messegue claimed that savory was ‘the herb of happiness’.

Water: Dry to Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: An evergreen perennial mounding herb that grows to about 16" tall

Light: Best in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade

Soil: Average, well-draining soil

Origin: Warm temperate regions of Southern Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa

Winter Savory