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Care of the plant Satureja montana or Mountain savory.

Care of the plant Satureja montana or Mountain savory

The genus Satureja, family Lamiaceae, comprises 30 species of annual and perennial aromatic plants, mostly native to the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Satureja montana, Satureja hortensis, Satureja thymbra, Satureja spicigera.

Common names: Winter savory, Mountain savory. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are annual plants that reach 60 cm in height. The stems are straight, hairy and highly branched. They have lanceolate-shaped leaves and purple or lilac flowers that sprout from the leaf axils. They bloom in summer.

They are used in rockery and in gardens of aromatic and medicinal plants. They have carminative properties (they favor the expulsion of gases from the digestive tract) and stimulants.

The Satureja montana needs full sun exposure and protected from the wind.

They can grow in any type of soil but prefer it to be calcareous. Transplanting or planting is done in spring or late summer.

Water moderately throughout the year, increasing watering a little in summer if it's very hot.

Fertilize in autumn with manure and twice with mineral fertilizer in summer.

They are resistant to pests but sensitive to excess watering.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring, by cuttings in late spring or by division at planting time.

Images of the plant Satureja montana or Mountain savory

Satureja montana
Satureja montana
Satureja montana
Satureja montana
Satureja thymbra
Satureja thymbra
 

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