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Orange Thyme

Thymus fragrantissimus

 

Growing Zones 5-10
  • Height: 6roro-12″
  • Width: 12-15″
  • Spacing:  6-12″
  • Bloom Time:  Mid – Late Summer
  • Location: Full Sun
  • Water:  Average to dry

 

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Description

Orange Scented Thyme is a low-growing, wiry-stemmed perennial. The grey-green leaves are extremely fragrant with a delicious scent of balsam and oranges. This native of Southern Europe is now grown the world over as it is such a versatile plant. Its foliage is attractive, the flowers are long-lasting and very pretty, it is drought tolerant and an overall easy-care plant. On top of that it is one of the most useful herbs for the kitchen. Thyme is the companion plant of Cabbages, repelling the Cabbage worm.