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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
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
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
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Winter Savory
  • Creeping Winter Savory
  • Mountain Savory

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  • Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 16, 2016 5:12 PM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
Trish On February 12, 2015 Seeds germinated
Trish On January 27, 2015 Seeds sown
Winter sown
lovesblooms On February 20, 2018 Seeds sown
MrsBinWY On August 22, 2021 Transplanted
On 8-21-2021 put 2 from the old herb bed at NW corner of front yard & 1 near start of front stone path
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