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Orange Scented Thyme

A strong, quick grower with lovely flavour.
1

5 rooted cuttings

1 x 9cm pot (510772-1)

3 x 9cm pots (510772-3)

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden, Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Common name
Orange Thyme
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
5 rooted cuttings
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Plant out in spring, in well-drained soil in a sunny position. Add plenty of grit to the planting hole to aid drainage or alternatively grow in a container with plenty of crocks to help drain moisture.

Description

A strong, quick grower with lovely flavour. This thyme has leaves that smell like orange when bruised and blooms in summer with white to lilac pink flowers that produce a lot of nectar. For that reason, Thymus vulgaris 'Orange' is a popular plant with bees and beekeepers.

Care Tips

Keep cutting the foliage for culinary use and to keep the plant rejuvenated. This type has a looser growth than familiar thyme , making it ideal for trailing in containers.