Perennial savory 'Bolero'

planting site / location:
sunny to half shaded
planting distance:
25 x 25 cm
soil / fertilisation:
Humic and sandy-clayey soil. When bedding out use slow-release fertiliser and extra liquid fertilser when needed.
Water regularly but sparsely.
gardener's tip:
A popular culinary herb which can be used fresh or dried. Winter protection is recommended in severe frost.
The perennial savory 'Bolero' has a strong and spicy flavour. Used for leguminous and meat dishes. Entire shoots can be cooked and are to be removed before serving. Besides the cuisine it is also used for its expectorant and digestion stimulating characteristics in, e.g. herbal liqueur.


german term: Perennial savory
botanical termn: Satureja montana
plant height: 30-50 cm
life cycle: perennial
harvest season: perennial
flowering season: July to September
use: Culinary herb for seasoning dishes. Highly decorative as flower beds and balcony plants.
colour palette: green