(65-75 days. Satureja hortensis) Summer savory boasts a warming, peppery scent and taste. One of the essential ingredients in Herbs de Provence (along with rosemary, thyme, and oregano), summer savory is also wonderful alone to season beans, meats, and stuffings. The plant forms single stems 4-15 inches tall that are lined with linear, 1/2″ dark green leaves. The leaves can be harvested and dried before flowering, and stored for winter use. Whorls of lilac-purple flowers appear in summer. Plant spreads 7-30 inches. Use it as a companion plant for beans; it will help deter bean beetles.