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Thyme, Orange (Thymus fragrantissimus), potted plant, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 10
Evergreen woody subshrub to 12 inches tall, native to the Mediterranean. With flowers of pink and leaves redolent with citrus, the plant is also pretty on the dryland landscape and well-loved by bees. The dried leaf is a good condiment and tea herb, with distinct and lasting lemonyness. Traditional usage (TWM): Carminative. Plant prefers full sun and dry soils. Harvest leaves prior to flowering. Trim back in fall to 1 inch above previous year’s growth. Sow seeds in warm soil. Surface-sow, tamp securely and keep warm and in the light until germination. Space plants 2 feet apart.
Potted Plant, certified organically grown