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Savory of Crete (Satureja thymbra), potted plant, organic

$8.50

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, may be grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter

Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean basin and a dominant plant on the island of Crete.  Low-lying bushes to 18 inches with large, pink flowers, highly aromatic and spicy, used in the culinary arts in the same way as summer savory, winter savory, and thyme (which it somewhat resembles).  Traditional usage (TWM):  External–analgesic and circulation stimulant.  Plant prefers full sun, a dry exposure, and fast-draining soil.   Space plants 2 feet apart.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    Loren Senge

    How large should we expect Savory of Crete to grow?… in a zone 8b rainforest?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Loren, Thanks for writing. Wow, you found this the day we listed it, and we’re pretty excited to have it. The plants are mounding to 18 inches tall and equally as wide. You’d have to find a sunny and well-drained place in a rain forest to make it happy. richo

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