Summer Savory Seeds

Summer Savory Seeds

Scientific Name: Satureja hortensis

Ease of Growing: Moderate

Grown as: Annual

Maturity: 60 days

Hardiness: Tender. Unlike its close relative, Winter Savory, Summer Savory will not tolerate frost.

Crops: Spring Transplant, Spring

Growing Season: Short, Long

Growing Conditions: Cool, Warm, Hot.Summer Savory is adaptable to a wide variety of conditions but will do best in a rich, loamy soil in the sun.

Outdoor Growing Temp: 55°F - 85°F

Min Outdoor Soil Temp: 60°F. Plant outdoors once the soil reaches 60˚ F.

Start Indoors: Yes

Start Outdoors: Yes

Light: Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot). Summer Savory prefers to be planted in full sun. It cannot grow in the shade.

Water: Low. Summer Savory grows best if the soil is moist, but is quite drought tolerant.

Feeder: Moderate. Summer Savory grows best in a fairly rich soil.

Suitability: Drought tolerant, High heat

Small Gardens?: Yes

Containers?: Yes. Summer Savory does exceptionally well in containers. Provide it a good amount of fertilizer in the container before planting or sowing seed. Be sure to keep the soil moist, especially on hot days. Harvest tips often, but never harvest more than 1/3 of the plant if you want it to continue producing.

Attracts beneficial insects?: Yes

Height: 12-18”

Spacing: 9-12"

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