Savory or Thrympa (Saturejia thymbra) is a perennial shrub which self-sows in Mediterranean countries. It can also grow in arid rocky areas
It is a perennial shrub that reaches a height of 40-50 cm.
Shoot fluffy, multi-branched. it derives small bladed 1 cm. leaves, 4 per each node, and its flowers are pale, lot stick together.
It can be grown in a wide variety of soils, but prefers sunny, light, well-drained calcareous soils. Ideal ph = 6-7
Resistant to low temperatures (up to - 5 ° C) and drought.
In Greece several native species: Saturejia athoa, Saturejia hortensis, Saturejia Montana, Saturejia cretica
The Satureja cretica is endemic to Crete. Reaches 30 cm. in height. It bears oval leaves, slightly toothed and blooms during the summer months.
It is considered in protected plants.