Thyme 'Orange'

Thyme 'Orange' is my favourite thyme; a strong, quick grower with lovely flavour. More
5 seedlings 510772-5 £5.95

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My favourite thyme, 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 Orange
Type Evergreen Perennial
Common Name Orange Thyme
Border Position Front
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 35-40cm (14-16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Care Tips Has a looser growth than familiar thyme , ideal for 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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