Satureja spicigera
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Satureja spicigera

creeping savory

  family lamiaceae 
  genus satureja 

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Genus  Satureja Species  spicigera Variety  Cultivar  Common names  creeping savory Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11281 Data source  HtZn p167
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Mat forming Overall height  3" - 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Slightly alkaline USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Satureja spicigera can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. Creeping savory needs summer days with high heat. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It needs soil that is well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Satureja spicigera is most often used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  peppery aromatic leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Satureja spicigera has an annual life cycle. Creeping savory is evergreen. Leaves: This plant has needlelike leaves. Flowers: This species has tiny flower blossoms on stem tips. Flowers begin in June and don't stop until October. The flowers are usually a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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