Herb Thymus fragrantissimus Orange Culinary Thyme For Cooking

Thyme Seeds - Orange

Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 6 - 9

Height: 10 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Dry, well-drained

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Thymus fragrantissimus

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, do not cover seed

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 8 inches

Orange Thyme (Thymus fragrantissimus) - The smallish, narrow greyish green leaves of this thyme have an orange scent. When you cook with it, the clear orange flavor lingers in the mouth without the harsh aftertaste of other thymes. It is especially good used in stir-fry dishes or with poultry, particularly duck. This species grows short and compact to 10 inches tall (with flowers) and 12 inches wide. Lots of pale to deep pink blooms in Summer are a delight for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Useful for edging, around paving stones, containers, pots, planters, or as a ground cover. If it begins to look a little shabby, just cut it back as it will regrow quickly. Deer and rabbits tend to avoid thyme. Drought and heat tolerant perfect for xeriscape landscaping where water conservation is a priority.