Savory Winter

Savory – Winter

Unlike Summer Savory, Winter Savory is a perennial which means that it will grow back from winter dormancy every year.  Dark-green, elongated leaves grow side-by-side on woody stems and have a peppery flavor.  The longer the stems are allowed to grow, the woodier they get and eventually small white to light purple flowers will bloom on top.  The older leaves and the blooms aren’t suitable for herb use.  The younger, more tender leaves are what you want.

Spacing: Plant 10” to 12” apart.

Height: Grows 10” to 12” tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Winter Savory can be used in a wide variety of dishes from wild game to beans to fish, potatoes and many more and can be used fresh or dried.

Tips: Keep the old growth trimmed back to promote new shoots and more tender leaves.  The older growth tends to have tough leathery leaves and more damage from insects.  Keeping savory trimmed also keeps the plant clean looking and gives it more room for air to flow around the lower stems.

Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers