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Summer Savory
Scientific Name: Satureja hortensis L.
Synonym: Calamintha hortensis
Family: Lamiaceae
Summer Savory (Satureja  hortensis)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 137.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southern Europe, central Asia

Growth Habits: Summer annual, up to 18 inches in height and spread (45 cm), slender, erect stems

Watering Needs: Moderate water in light soil, rich in humus

Propagation: Seeds that require light to germinate, self sows if the conditions are right

Use fresh or dried, for its peppery flavor, a favorite with beans. In the garden, its scent repels insects.

Cultural Practices:
Sow outdoor, or indoor 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost, you can sow a second crop in late spring to harvest in the fall.

Blooming Habits:
The Summer Savory has tiny, pale pink flowers in summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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