" The ultimate in strong and spicy "Super strong, peppery flavour
Thymus serpyllum 'WT03' PBR
Tough perennial herb
Contrasting foliage, turns purple to red over winter
Cutting grown for consistent, strong flavour
Common Name: Thyme
Description: Great as an ornamental that you can cook with! Delicate flowers appear in summer and the foliage often turns purple to red over winter creating a contrast for the season. The aroma is rich and earthy, a stronger Thyme scent. When raw, Thyme has a strong aftertaste and some medicinal flavour, but once cooked the true flavours are released.
Cooking Uses: This is too strong for salads, but in cooked dishes, the robust, spicy and peppery flavours come through, adding rich and powerful Thyme flavours to your cooking. If you want to make Thyme the hero of your dish, this is the one to go for. Use 1/3 the suggested amount of this herb in traditional recipes, or use the full recommended amount to make it the hero of the dish.
Size: Approx. 10-15cm H x 30-40cm W
Planting, Growth and Tolerances:
Thyme has a highly ornamental form, and looks great in any garden, pot or green wall. Low growing with compact dense foliage creating a mat like groundcover. Plant 30cm apart in well drained soil in full sun to light shade. A hardy perennial with good drought, heat and frost tolerance. Avoid wet feet.
Water as required, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Avoid over watering, particularly in winter. Can be planted year round (best in spring, summer to early autumn). In spring and autumn if required, use a slow release fertiliser and/or incorporate compost into the soil. If heavily harvested, apply a light application of quick release as required (usually only for pots). Harvest as required. If required, prune by up to 1/3 in spring or early autumn.
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HEIGHTS: Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.