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Thyme, Conehead - THYMUS capitata

Thyme, Conehead - THYMUS capitata

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Thymus capitata is a delightful and aromatic herb that adds a touch of Mediterranean charm to your garden. This compact and evergreen perennial herb is not only a culinary delight but also a visual and olfactory delight, enhancing your outdoor space with its fragrant foliage and unique cone-shaped flower clusters.

Compact and Tidy Growth: Thyme, Conehead exhibits a neat and compact growth habit, forming a low mat of aromatic, grey-green leaves. With a height of about 6-12 inches and a spread of 12-18 inches, it creates a lush carpet that is perfect for ground cover, edging, or container planting.

Cone-Shaped Flowers: In early to midsummer, Thyme, Conehead produces distinctive cone-shaped flower clusters that emerge from the leaf axils. The small lavender to pink flowers creates a charming and eye-catching display, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden.

Aromatic Foliage: The fragrant foliage of Thyme, Conehead releases a delightful aroma when brushed against or crushed. This aromatic herb is not only a culinary favourite, adding flavour to a variety of dishes, but also a sensory pleasure as it scents the air around it.

Versatile Culinary Use: The leaves of Thyme, Conehead are not only ornamental but also flavourful. Use them fresh or dried to season a wide range of culinary creations, from roasted meats and vegetables to soups, stews, and marinades, bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to your kitchen.

Drought-Tolerant and Hardy: Thyme, Conehead is well-adapted to dry, sunny conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance addition to your garden. This herb is hardy and thrives in well-drained soil, making it suitable for various garden styles, including rock gardens and herb beds.

• Botanical Name: Thymus capitata
• Mature Size: 6-12 inches in height, 12-18 inches in spread
• Foliage: Evergreen, gray-green
• Flower Colour: Lavender to pink
• Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
• Light Requirements: Full sun
• Soil Preferences: Well-drained
• Hardiness Zone: 5-9

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