The winter savory reaches a height of about 60 cm and its foliage is dark green and bright. Its shape and texture are much more rigid than those of the summer savory and its flavour is much more spicy. It can be semi-permanent in some areas.
The winter savory prefers a place in full sunlight. It must have well-drained soil. If planted in a poorly drained area, it may rot during the cold season. It can be grown from seeds or cuttings. As it ages, the winter savory becomes woody. Keep the woody stems trimmed to encourage vigorous growth of the young stems.
Young shoots and leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season. Dry and store the leaves in closed containers.