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Savory 'Winter'
Winter Savory

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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 5 - 9
SIZE: 12"H x 12"S
BLOOM: White, Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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Winter Savory Plants

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Winter Savory, like its Summer counterpart, is a spicy culinary herb from the Mint family that compliments fish, beans and poultry with its intense flavor. Though it loses some of this intensity during the cooking process, Winter Savory remains aromatic and is often used to flavor liqueurs and makes a beautiful garnish to any salad.

Producing a bushier habit and woodier stem than the Summer Savory, Winter Savory grows well in substandard, rocky soil and requires little water. If given too rich a soil or too much water, it won't grow as strong and tends not to survive as well through colder temperatures.

Though not used as often medicinally, Winter Savory is said to possess antiseptic, carminative and expectorant properties. Made into tea form, Winter Savory has been used to treat bronchial and digestive problems. Used externally, this herb's essential oils are said to be an instant relief to bee stings and bug bites and was also once used to treat arthritis and baldness.

Also available in our four inch hand thrown Guy Wolff Greenhouse Pot. The aged finish of these classic terracotta pots will add style to your naturally beautiful plants! Whether it's a "thank you" for the hostess with the “mostest”, or a corporate Christmas gift, these potted herbs make the perfect gift.

Zones: 5 - 9

Size: 12"H x 12"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: White, Summer

Uses: Winter Savory has a spicy flavor much like a cross between Mint and Thyme and tastes great when paired with Sage in poultry and fish dishes.

Tips: Don't over water your Winter savory, or it won't grow hardy enough to stand the cold Winter months. This herb is also very low maintenance and grows in poor soil conditions.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 So far so good April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Ana C from Lacoochee, FL United States  
I got this one at the end of the autumn shipping season last year and it is now March 7th, almost the official start of spring, and I had transplanted it to a larger pot and left it outside in the yard throughout the winter and it has done just fine and has grown some although not a terrific amount but that is probably because of the cold.  Anyway, it still looks nice and healthy and I suppose it will grow more when the weather warms up.  I have not really used it yet in cooking, but the plant is still small.  I think it is one of the prettiest herbal green plants.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Savory all year round April 30, 2017
Reviewer: Anca Fowler from Russellville, AR United States  
Exceptional flavor for bean dishes (from soup to baked), for sauerkraut,  for the traditional cabbage rolls, and simply wonderful when you just add it to roasted meats and potatoes. The flavor is strong, so remember a little bit goes a long way, and if you want to try a special twist on the tomato sauce,  then you may add towards the last minutes of cooking a sprig of savoury along with a couple of bay leaves. And yes, the plants arrived in great condition, and thrived in their sunny spot.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Replacement emergency resolved :) February 17, 2014
Reviewer: Misty Bartley from Fort Worth, TX United States  
I bought 3 of these when it looked as though my 10 yr old plant would not survive encroachment by rosemary (after years of neglect and drought.) I transplanted the old one and bought these as insurance - it is very difficult to find new plants!  It tastes like black pepper. Very hardy, even the elder is recovering from near death. The new plants initially alarmed me because their foliage was so different.  Reassured that the flavor was the same, I kept watch.  The three plants I got were quite lush, very good strong plants.  I suspected they'd been grown in a greenhouse.  The new growth is exactly like my old plant now, smaller sharper leaves. I highly recommend this herb.  It will not hold its flavor in a high heat long cooking situation like a soup, but added at the end of cooking it works just fine.  Since actual black pepper grows on vines in a jungle very unlike North Texas, come the zombie apocalypse I'd say go with the winter savory :)

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