Plants ordered now will ship Late May.
Thyme, Spiked (Thymbra spicata), potted plant, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 7 to 10
Evergreen woody subshrub to 18 inches tall, native to Greece. With outsize, lipped flowers of lavender and glossy, oil-rich leaves in a distinct, layered growth patern, the plant is pretty on the dryland landscape, well-loved by bees, and despite its name bears no spikes or spines. The dried leaf is a good condiment, similar to Zaatar. Traditional usage (TWM): Carminative, vermifuge. Plant prefers full sun and dry soils. Harvest leaves prior to flowering. Trim back in fall to 1 inch above previous year’s growth. Space plants 2 feet apart.
Potted Plant, Certified Organically Grown