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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.

Genus Thymus fragrantissimus
Variety Fragrantissimus
Type Edible Crop
Common Name Orange Thyme
Border Position Container Garden, Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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.
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.
Storing This can be dried or stored in oil.
Harvesting Harvest sparingly the first year - the flavour is best just before flowering.
Cooking Notes Perfect for flavouring stews and pies.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Orange Scented Thyme reviews

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Mrs Salmon

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Philomena

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Helen

They have grown, and continue to grow, well.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs Lester

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Reviewed 31st August 2018 by Joan

Again arrived in good order and have coped with the extreme weather very well indeed - flourishing.

Gorgeous flavour

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Reviewed 27th May 2017 by Julia

This has a mild and pleasant flavour with only a hint of orange. All the plugs did well and are growing at a steady albeit not very fast pace.