** Summer Savoury Seeds

Summer savoury (or garden savoury) is a popular seasoning herb native to the Mediterranean region. Often compared with marjoram or thyme, summer savoury has a peculiar spicy aroma and pungent, peppery flavour that’s milder and less penetrating than its cousin, winter savoury. While today, it is a key ingredient in classic French herb blends, such as Herbes de Provence, the Romans used it as an effective substitute for salt (the word savoury actually means ‘having a spicy or salty quality’). Virgil, Shakespeare and famous herbalist Nicholas Culpeper sang the praises of this fragrant and underestimated little plant.  

Latin name
Satureja hortensis

Seeds
300 seeds

Name
Savoury

Variety
Summer

Short description
Spicing up dishes since time began

Plant size
Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

Container size
Height 20 cm
Width 20 cm

Companion plant
Lavender, onions, tomatoes, beans