Satureja hortensis is sweet and spicy smelling herb, lighter in flavor than winter savory. Summer savory is is a delicate plant with small, light green leaves. It is one of the most popular herbs in Acadia, a region along the Atlantic coast of Canada, used in traditional dishes and holiday cooking.
It grows to a height of 12-18 inches and features thickly branched stems covered in narrow dark green leaves. By mid-summer it produces small white, pink, or lilac flowers with seeds forming shortly after.Often compared to marjoram or thyme, summer savory has a spicy aroma and pungent, peppery flavor that's milder and less penetrating than its cousin, winter savory. It's a key ingredient in classic herb blends like bouquet garni and fines herbes.