(Salvia officinalis) - Southern Annual

The herb known as savory has a savory flavor. In fact, it is often planted near beehives in order to flavor honey. The Romans once used it to flavor vinegar and the English used it for breading meat and fish. Savory has had other historical uses as well, including changing libido!

Savory is part of the mint family and so it is no surprise that it has the tasty flavor of mint, as well as thyme. Its needle-like leaves grow up to one inch long. It has erect stems and whorls of blossoms in the summer and through the fall.

Sorrel is an easy grower and a totally hardy herb- a pleasant herb for the novice or knowledgeable gardener.

Growing Tips!

  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Where to Plant: Near borders or edges
  • Water Requirements: Keep moist but not wet
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, moderately rich soil
  • Growth Habit: Low growing

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