Perennial USDA zones 5-10. A supremely vigorous and easy-to-grow thyme that wafts heavenly citrus fragrance. This is a perfect choice for the poorest soil on your property; orange thyme is famous for its ability to thrive in even the most nutrient depleted and dry soils. It is a stellar choice for landscaping, rock gardens, containers and the herb garden. A fabulous culinary herb that reaches just 8-12 inches tall. For peak flavor, harvest leaves just before it blooms. Allow the plants to bloom for a carpet of petite pinkish-white flowers that the pollinators will love. Arcane and highly sought after, it is a gourmet herb that lends unique, citrusy notes to savory and sweet dishes.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 14-28 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 9"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Thymus fragrantissimus
Growing Tips: Surface sow indoors in early spring, barely covering seed. Set out after last spring frost, 6 in. to 1 ft. apart. Or direct sow in garden 2 weeks before last frost. Shear older plants for compact growth.