There are two popular savory spices. Winter Savory and Summer Savory. Summer Savory is the better known of the two. Summer Savory is an annual plant, and is considered an herb. It blooms from July to September, and has tubular lilac colored flowers. It is used by many Canadians in much the same way Sage is used in America. It is a traditional ingredient in stuffing, stews, and meat pies. It is available as a dried seasoning year round in grocery stores. As a side note, a really good chef uses heaping amounts of this spice. It is a very flavorful spice and brings out other flavors in the foods in which it is used.