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Summer Savory Satureja hortensis

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Phonetic Spelling
sah-tur-AY-jah hor-TEN-sis
Description

Mild peppery taste; used with meat, cabbage, and rice.

The edible flower has culinary, medicinal, aromatic and decorative value.  It has a similar spicy taste and is used to flavor soup, tea, vinegar, and butter. It is also used in potpourris.

A perennial plant that is often grown as an annual.

It can be grown from seed in early spring.

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Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Satureja
    Species:
    hortensis
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Edibility:
    Leaves as flavoring
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herb
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden