Thyme 'Jekka'

We've trialled lots of thymes at Perch Hill and this one, discovered by Jekka McVicar, is top of the class. More
1 x 9cm plant 511013-1 £4.95 Delivery late March
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3 x 9cm plants 511013-3 £12.95 Delivery late March
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We've trialled lots of thymes at Perch Hill and this one, discovered by Jekka McVicar, is top of the class. It tastes excellent, flowers all spring, much earlier than most and when deadheaded and trimmed back after flowering, quickly leafs up and then flowers again. For edging a prominent path and for use in the kitchen, this is an unmissable variety.

Genus Thymus
Variety Jekka
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Thyme
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 20cm (8in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in spring in well-drained postion or container.
Care Tips Trim back after flowering.
Flowering June - July
Vase Life Pick for spring posies. Strip the bottom leaves and sear the stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Storing This can be dried or stored in oil.
Harvesting Harvest sparingly the first year - the flavour is best just before flowering.
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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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Victoria

Good dense thyme came through drought well in containers infrequently watered.

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Vera

As far as I remember my order arrived promptly, was well packaged and contained healthy-looking plants. They were in flower. I planted one in the ground in a sunny location and two in pots as fragrant bedding for other plants (rosemary and later, cosmos). The plants in pots did less well than the one in the ground, probably because they got too dry, but I am treating those two as annuals. Used the leaves in cooking.

looks and smells lovely

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Reviewed 31st May 2018 by Maria Collins

Arrived in very good condition, lovely healthy looking plant and packed well.
It is a month on and it has already doubled in size and has been flowering which the bees are loving.