These aromatic plants serve many culinary purposes. They're used to flavor sauces, vinegars, stews, soups, meat stuffings, and vegetables. Summer savory has a mild, delicate flavor; winter savory has a strong, pungent taste and retains its intensity when dried. Both are favored by honeybees but ignored by deer.
- Zones US, MS, LS, CS, TS; USDA 6-11.
- From southeastern Europe.
- Upright to 112 feet., with loose, open habit.
- Aromatic, rather narrow leaves to 112 inches long; use fresh or dried as a seasoning.
- Whorls of tiny, delicate, pinkish white to rose flowers in summer.
- Grow in light, well-drained, organically enriched soil.
- Sow seeds in place; thin to 1112 feet apart.
- Good potted plant.
- Regular water.
- Midget is bushy and uniform, with a high oil content.
- Shrubby perennial.
- Zones US, MS, LS, CS; USDA 6-9.
- From southern Europe.
- To 15 inches high, 2 feet wide.
- Stiff, narrow to roundish leaves to 1 inches long.
- Use leaves fresh or dried; clip at start of flowering season for drying.
- Blooms profusely in summer, bearing whorls of small white to lilac flowers that attract bees.
- Use in rock garden, as dwarf clipped hedge in herb garden (space plants 112 feet apart).
- Grow in light, well-drained soil.
- Prune as needed to keep compact.
- Moderate water.