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Thyme

    

THYME

ENGLISH THYME                                                                                LEMON THYME

Thymus vulgaris                                                                                  Thymus citriodorus

Description:

Looks & grows like English Thyme, but definitely smells & tastes like lemon. Glossy green foliage, traditionally used in knot gardens.

Growth:

To height of 1’

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses:

Culinary

Suggestions:

Use in any recipe calling for lemon juice, lemon zest, or lemon flavoring. Add to marinades for fish or chicken.  Invaluable in cool summer beverages, soups, and dried in sachets.

Description:

Shrubby perennial has glossy green foliage. Blooms pink in spring and attracts beneficial insects.   

Growth:

To height of 1’

Light:

Full sun for best flavor

Hardiness:

Perennial in zone 5-11

Uses:

Butterfly Attractant, Culinary, Fragrant Ornamental, Medicinal

Suggestions:

Use in savory dishes such as hardy meals, warming soups, and sauces. Goes well with meats and vegetables. Can be used fresh or dried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED CREEPING THYME                                                              SILVER-EDGED THYME

Thymus coccineus                                                                          Thymus argenteus

Description:

Leaves are edged with just the barest line of white. Perfect for growing in a container.

Growth:

To height of 1’

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in this zone; Hardy zones 4-11

Uses:

Culinary

Suggestions:

Use in any recipe calling for Thyme. Can be made into tea. Great in casseroles, vegetables, soups, stuffings, and sauces. Holds up well during long cooking times. 

Description:

A beautiful groundcover with its deep, lavender-red blooms. Works great for filling between stepping stones and adds elegance to mixed beds or pots when allowed to trail over the edges. Honeybees love the flowers!

Growth:

To height of 3-6”

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 5-9

Uses:

Culinary, Attracts bees, Fragrant

Suggestions:

Great in clam chowder and stews, meat dishes, pizza sauces and marinades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOOLY THYME

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Description:

Soft and silvery, Wooly Thyme is in a class by itself. Tightly knit and rarely flowers. The grayest of all thymes.  

Growth:

To height of 3”

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zone 5-11

Uses:

Groundcover, Ornamental

Suggestions:

As a groundcover, it needs at least 5 hours of sun a day to keep it from reaching for light and getting leggy. A good choice for planting between stepping stones and where spaces may be very small.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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