Herb Thymus fragrantissimus Orange Culinary Thyme For Cooking

Thyme Seeds - Orange

500 Seeds
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4.99
1000 Seeds
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8.99

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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.

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Flower 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

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.

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

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PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 8

HEIGHT

12 - 18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Rose

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Thymus Vulgaris

German/Winter Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) - Growing Thyme herb plants is fun and rewarding, and this long-lived perennial herb is a mainstay of American cuisine! Thyme herb is found in recipes for almost everything including fish, chowders, sauces, stuffings, soups, meats and poultry. The aromatic, warming flavor holds up well during long cooking times. Thyme also makes an attractive drought tolerant plant for the herb garden. Grown from Thyme seeds, this plant produces small gray-green leaves and tiny summer blooms. It is not only attractive in the perennial border or herb garden, but it also attracts birds, bees and butterflies to the garden as well. It is also commonly referred to as Garden Thyme or German Thyme.

German Thyme plants reach 12 - 18 inches in height and 24 inches in width. They are woody perennial shrubs which are great for water conservation. The narrow stems are lined with tiny gray-green leaves and topped with equally tiny white to pale rose colored flowers in summer.

How To Grow Thyme From Herb Seeds: To establish Thyme from seeds, sow the herb seeds indoors on sterile starting mix 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Keep the Thyme seeds moist until germination. Once frost season has passed transplant the Thyme seedlings into the garden in a sunny location. Do not over water Thyme. It likes to dry out in-between waterings as it is a drought tolerant plant. Thyme herb plants dislike wet foliage, so surrounding the plant with a layer of gravel can help this. This variety of Thyme is often planted near vegetables to help control flea beetles and several cabbage pests.

Approximate seeds per ounce: 100,000

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

1 seed per inch

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

Rows 18 inches apart; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

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