Thymus x citriodorus
There are many varieties of Thyme (well over 100),
but they all have in common that they are
perennial evergreens and mostly fairly hardy.
They like well drained, rather poor soils
and are almost drought tolerant.
They like to bake in full sun,
and should be regularly trimmed back
to keep a good shape (unless of a creeping habit).
Medicinally, thymes can be regarded as 'herbal de-toxifiers',
and having similar prophylactic properties to Garlic
(without the 'social disadvantages' of Garlic).
This dark-green leaved variety is an upright,
bushy, strongly lemon-scented type,
with pink flowers,
and is an excellent culinary herb.
The fruity lemon flavour of this herb makes it ideal for
poultry and fish dishes.
It can also be used in fruit salads and baked custards.
Ideal for tubs and pots, it prefers chalk
or lime soils, and frequent cutting maintains the
shape and flavour of the plant.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item.
Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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