Quick facts and care essentials

Sunset  – October 1, 2004

• Perennial
• Zones 3-11, 14-24, 30-34, 39
• Full sun
• Little to moderate water

This perennial herb is a mounding, 12- to 15-inch-tall plant with pungent, peppery-tasting dark green leaves (a close relative, summer savory, is an annual with a milder flavor). Seeds of winter savory are slow to germinate, so it’s best to buy plants. Space them 6 to 12 inches apart.