Summer Savory


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Summer Savory has a spicy aroma and distinct, peppery flavor, similar to thyme or marjoram, that's milder and less penetrating than its cousin, winter savory. Summer savory plants have lilac tubular flowers which bloom in the northern hemisphere from July to September. The plant grows 1-2 feet tall and very slender, bronze-green leaves with properties that repel insects. Summer savory is a traditional popular herb in Atlantic Canada, where it is used in a way similar to sage. Summer savory is also a characteristic ingredient of herbes de Provence and is widely used as a seasoning for grilled meats and barbecues, as well as in stews and sauces.

Species Summer Savory
Plant Size 18 inches tall

Days to Germinate

14 - 21 days

Days to Harvest


Germination Rate


Test Date






Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For



Planting Instructions:

Start seeds indoors by sowing in a flat on the surface of the soil. Keep at 65-70F until germination, up to 21 days. After last chance of frost, transplant outdoors in well-drained or sandy soil and full sun; space 9-12 inches apart. Propagates well in containers. Keep seedlings watered only until established; mature summer savory thrives in fairly dry soil and strong sunlight. Do not water regularly unless drought persists. Thin stems may need support to prevent breaking. Remove maturing heads to prevent seeding.

Within-Row Spacing 9-12 inches
Between-Row Spacing 24 inches

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 46 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%
Dietary fiber 2 g 8%
Protein 0.3 g 0%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 9% Iron 9%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Sources include: USDA