Winter Savory (Satureja montana)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Stem
Leaves
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Sow at approximately 70ºF (21ºC)
Other info: Needs no stratification.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 16, 2016 5:12 PM

A hardy herb that resembles a short rosemary with slightly rounded leaves, and tastes like a very spicy thyme. The tops of the branches get killed off in my climate, but thick growth always sprouts from the woody stubs of last year's growth. Very lovely: a short mound of long, glossy dark green leaves. In summer, produces white flowers that attract bees, and drops a lot of seeds in fall, which start a few seedlings in the spring.

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