Turkey and Mediterranean region
Medium rich; well-drained
4" Pots: $2.20
6" Pots: $3.50
Clay pots and planters: Prices Vary
Upright branching stems with small, green, linear-lanceolate leaves. Small white or pale lilac colored flowers appear in summer
Keeping it Going
Prune to encourage branching stems and new growth
Keep in full sun.
Must have well-drained soil
Ensure plant is adequately watered in the summer. Drought stress will cause the plant to bolt.
Soggy soil - do not over water
Poor air circulation
Points of Interest
Ancient Romans commonly used savory as a flavoring in their cuisine. It was also thought to improve the flavor of honey and was planted near beehives.
The English transported savory with them when settling new areas in order to remember their English gardens.
Uses: Medicinal and Culinary
Medicinal: Antiseptic, antibacterial properties and is said to improve digestion. It was established in the 1980's, through scientific research, that savory does have antibacterial properties.
Culinary: Often cooked with beans and meat dishes, savory has a peppery/spicy flavor that some say tastes like a combination of thyme and marjoram.
Note: The savories, both summer and winter, stimulate the uterus and are not to be given to pregnant women in medicinal doses.