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Satureja hortensis (Summer Savory) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis) 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.


Satureja hortensis (Summer Savory) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light Well drained soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 30cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Satureja hortensis
Hardiness RHS rating H2 - Tender - keep frost free
Culinary Vegetarian/Vegan
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5
    Summer savory

    Posted by Judith Imbo on 12th May 2021

    Very pleased with the quick delivery and lovely plants, which arrived well protected and looking healthy. All 12 in good condition

  • 5
    Summer Savory

    Posted by Barbara Sedassy on 7th Jul 2020

    Arrived safe and well - A herb I have found difficult to source and so beneficial to the garden. Needed to replace some lost plants, Lovely

  • 5
    Best online plants order received to date

    Posted by Robin Williams on 17th Jun 2020

    During the pandemic whilst all the garden centres were closed, I had to order plants online from various retailers. Nearly all them were close to dead when received. These plants were amazingly healthy and packed really well. I bought Summer Savoury to combat blackfly but would also like to try it in cooking. Couldn't be happier with this order!

  • 5
    Very Happy

    Posted by anne pickering on 13th May 2020

    Thank you. We received the Summer Savory in perfect condition. The 2 plants are now living happily with this years broad beans.

  • 5
    Summer Savoury

    Posted by Susan Allen on 5th May 2020

    Top quality fragrant plants bought to plant alongside broad beans to deter black fly.

  • 5
    hard to get - great with beans

    Posted by Unknown on 20th May 2019

    Love this herb with beans, so great to find it on the site. Everything came well packed and looking vibrant.