Attractive and edible. Use as a miniature shrub or border plant in rock gardens and herb beds. Produces tiny delicate white and pink flowers. Great for soups, stews, flavouring meats and for medicinal purposes. Plant in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Provide plenty of moisture until well established.
Sow 2 mm deep. Direct sowing in spring and summer.
Winter Savory will grow almost anywhere. From loamy garden soil to a rocky hillside. Its hardiness in a variety of conditions has assisted in Winter Savoury popularity amongst gardeners worldwide.
Noted in the 1700s as Mountain Savoury
Winter Savory has a long list of benefits. Popular as an aromatic antiseptic, and digestive benefits. Taken internally, it assists with colic and flatulence but also takes note that it should not be prescribed for pregnant women. It is a diuretic so extreme caution is needed if taking medicinally. Consult a Natural Path before taking highly concentrated doses.
|Temperature (C):||10 - 15|
|Blooms:||July to September|
|Site:||Full Shade or Part Shade|
|Height (cm):||30 - 40|
|Spread (cm):||30 - 40|