Caraway Thyme description
A very ground hugging thyme with an amazing fragrance which can be used in cooking as a substitute for the true Caraway.
Vivid pink flowers in the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Excellent for planting in pathways and paving, also at the front of a border or patio and is trouble-free provided it is in a well drained soil.
Botanical name: Thymus herba-barona
Caraway Thyme culinary uses:
Use in salads, soups, sauces, stews, stuffing and roast beef.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, good for the front of a border, or next to a path.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well-drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can trim back after flowering to remove any untidiness.
Size of plant:
Height 5 cm.
Spread 70 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 2 plant per square metre.
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