Herbs Savory

Compact Summer Savory
Herb Seed

Product ID: 3281

Compact habit.

Delicate, earthy flavor reminiscent of thyme and marjoram but with notes of mint. Tastes the same as standard summer savory with the added benefit of an upright and tidy (not sprawling) habit. Ideal for container sales. Avg. 56,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Johnny's Recommended Substitute
The standard savory.
The standard savory.
60 - 70 Days
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7–14 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).

SOWING: Direct seed: Sow 1–2 seeds per inch after the last frost. Sow shallowly, as light is required for germination. Keep soil moist until germination. Thin later to stand 8" apart, in rows 18" apart. Keep young seedlings well watered.
Transplant: Start seeds inside in early spring. Ideal temperatures are 86°F (30°C) during the day and 68°F (20°C) at night. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium, gently pressing them into place, as light is required for germination. Mist to moisten and keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have 4 true leaves. Transplant outside after the last frost, spacing 8" apart.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grows best in medium-rich, sandy soil.




HARVEST: Cut for fresh use once the plants have become established. Entire plants can be harvested when flowers are in the bud stage. To dry, hang the plant in a warm, dark, well-ventilated location.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Satureja hortensis

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Satureja hortensis

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

50 - 60 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.

Grows Well in Containers