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Satureja montana (Winter 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.

Winter Savory (Satureja montana )Herb in 9 cm Pot

Winter savory (Satureja montana) is an Evergreen perennial semi-woody herb of the Lamiaceae (mint) family. A native of Southern Europe it grows to about 50 cm tall and bears opposite leaves on the growing parts of the stalks. It is easy to grow, but requires a well-drained soil and direct sunlight for at least six hours a day.

Small purple flowers appear in summer, and a light prune is advised after these have faded is recommended to keep the plant neat. It is also worth clipping over the top of the plant in Spring to get a fresh supply of young leaves for picking.

Herb Usage

The fresh leaves have a strong spicy flavour and make an excellent accompaniment with bean stews and with meats, working especially well as a flavouring for chicken or turkey. The strong flavour of the leaves become much milder under prolonged cooking so to keep the flavour add the herb near the end of cooking. Chopped winter savory makes an excellent addition to Yorkshire pudding batters lifting the flavour of the dish. As a result it works wonderfully in toad-in-the-hole.

In modern times this herb is little used but for centuries it used to be a staple of many herb gardens. It was said to have antiseptic and digestive benefits. It has also been used as an expectorant and as a poultice for the treatment of bee stings or insect bites.

The truth is that it is so easy to grow and has a wonderful distinct flavour so there is no reason for you not to introduce it into your own garden.

Buy Winter Savory Online

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


Satureja montana (Winter Savory)Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Light Well Drained soil
Flower Colour White
Height 50cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Satureja montana
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary Vegetarian/Vegan
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5
    Winter Savory

    Posted by Anna Devine on 10th Apr 2023

    Came in a very good condition, all wishes were taken into account

  • 5
    Herbs order

    Posted by Robbromfield on 7th Oct 2021

    Excellent in every aspect. Service, packaging and plant quality.

  • 5
    super healthy plant - Winter Savory

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Jun 2018

    Arrived promptly in good condition. My puppy stole the pot and chewed the contents... I managed to salvage the main stem and planted it out. The torn-off pieces, I prepared as cuttings and planted in compost in the original pot. Delighted to say that all pieces appear to be growing well. So good resiliant plant from Hooks Green!

  • 5
    excellent plant

    Posted by juliet on 3rd Jul 2017

    Lovely healthy plant and nice and big, a really good specimen

  • 4
    Winter Savoury

    Posted by Pat Hearsey on 15th Jul 2016

    Nice healthy plant.