Herb: Savory

Latin name: Micromeria juliana

Family: Labiatae

Medicinal use of Savory:

Used in the treatment of kidney and bladder ailments.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

June to

Habitat of the herb:

Rocky places and other dry open habitats.

Edible parts of Savory:

Leaves are used as a food flavouring, a substitute for savory (Satureia spp.).

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame.

Cultivation of Savory:

Rocky places and other dry open habitats.

Known hazards of Micromeria juliana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.