The flavor of savory is best described as peppery with a hint of oregano. This herb packs a delightful flavor punch and is easy-to-grow. Summer savory has a fine, feathery texture. An annual, summer savory (Satureja hortensis) foliage turns a striking shade of bronze-purple in late summer. Use it as an ornamental and culinary plant in the landscape. It’s a delightful addition to cottage gardens and flower beds. Winter savory (Satureja montana) is a perennial plant with stiff foliage and a stronger flavor than summer savory.