Thyme - caraway

Thymus herba barona

A low growing perennial with the delicious scent of caraway and purple flowers, It grows well in containers and rockeries, but tends to snap if grown in paths and paving. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Great for patios, pots and rockeries
  • Loved by bees
  • Will trail over containers
  • Aromatic

An attractive creeping thyme with gorgeously scented caraway leaves and lilac coloured flowers, this thyme is perfect as ground cover for small areas and can be used to flavour culinary dishes. In common with other thymes, the flowers are alight with foraging bees and butterflies in the summer.

Plant care

  • Height: Creeping
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Flower colour: Purple/lilac
  • Flowering period: June - August

Thyme is a plant that just has to be in full sun – it can never really be too hot for this pretty herb, the more sun the better. It also needs a well-drained soil and flat growing creeping thymes like this are perfect for cracks in paving, patios, walls, pots and rockeries which are all free draining. Initially it will have to be watered if the weather is dry until established, but after that it should creep around nicely on its own. Most thymes are pretty hardy and cope well with frosts, it is the wetness and lack of light over winter that can finish them off. If you have one growing in full sun between one and seven in the afternoon in summer that’s fantastic, but direct sun is reduced to about three hours in winter and generally it just isn’t enough.


This lovely little thyme with its warm caraway scent forms a straggly carpet of ground cover in sunny spots which trails over walls, pots and containers. Both flowers and leaves can be used with meats, breads and in sweet dishes. Like all thymes, it is adored by bees and butterflies.



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