Thyme - doone valley

Thymus doone valley


A lovely low growing lemon scented variegated thyme perfect for planting in paths and walkways where it will tolerate light traffic. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
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9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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Sale price£3.10
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In stock (43 plants), ready to be dispatched

Description

  • Lemon scented
  • Good for paths, rockeries, patios and pots
  • Loved by bees
  • Attractive variegated foliage

An attractive creeping thyme with variegated lemon scented leaves and purple flowers, this is one of the best for pathways that will have some traffic. It is excellent thyme for rockeries and pots and 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
  • 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.

Usage

This pretty little creeping thyme with its yellow and green variegated leaves, lemon scent and springy habit copes very well in sunny paths and patios with light footfall. It ca be used to flavour many meat, fish and egg dishes, either by adding whole stems (which are later removed) where the leaves will melt from them into the dishes, or by stripping the leaves and flowers – a good method for using in marinades. This lemon scented thyme is very good with chicken and also made into sweeter dishes like ice cream.

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