Thyme Anderson’s Gold description
A stunning gold colour throughout the year to really brighten up your garden in the gloomy winter months.
Pink flowers give a lovely display in the early summer and it has a strong lemon fragrance.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
It is good for putting alongside a pathway, in a herb garden, border or patio. It is easy in the first few years but as it gets older it becomes more woody and less attractive, also it must have well drained soil. It is probably a little more robust than Golden Lemon Thyme which is almost identical in looks.
Botanical name: Thymus pulegioides Anderson’s Gold and Thymus pulegioides Bertram Anderson
Thyme Anderson’s Gold culinary uses:
Use in salads, soups, sauces, stews, stuffing and meat dishes.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, for a smallish gap at the front of a flower bed.
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:
Hardy, provided the drainage is good.
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 20 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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