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Satureja hortensi (Summer Savory) Herb Plant

  • Buy Satureja hortensi 'Savory Summer' | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
  • Buy Satureja hortensi 'Savory Summer' | Buy Herb Plant Online in 9cm Pot
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Satureja hortensi (Summer Savory) Herb in 9cm Pot

Satureja hortensi (Summer Savory) is an annual, growing to 20-30cm,it is a bushy plant with dense pointed leaves, it produces lilac and white flowers in the summer, Satureja hortensis is an attractive rambling plant that enjoys well-drained soil and a sheltered position, and frequent picking will help keep the plant from becoming leggy. Summer savory can quite happily survive in a container, providing a pretty and fragrant plant. It will happily self sow too ideally plant it where you don't mind this happening as the seedlings do not like transplanting.

Herb Usage

The tasty leaves of this useful annual are widely used to enhance the flavour of many dishes it is especially good with ham and pork. The pink or white flowers are also edible, and have a mild pepper-like flavour. Summer Savory used as a tea, infused with hot water, it is reputed to stimulate appetite and ease indigestion and flatulence in fact it is also known as “beanplant” as it is a natural accompaniment to beans, not only reducing their natural effect but tasting good too try mixing with butter and melting over green or broad beans. It can also be companion planted under beans to repel bean beetles it is also said to discourage cabbage moths and aphids.  Having a pungent aroma, Summer savory can be used as a salt and pepper replacement, and is excellent added to oils and vinegar, to flavour them.

Buy Summer Savory Online

Our potted Summer Savory herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun/Semi-shade and light free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Lilac / White
Height x Spread:
30cm x 30cm
Latin Name:
Satureja hortensis
Hardiness:
RHS rating H6

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