Thyme tea is a soothing herbal infusion with numerous health benefits. It is a great choice, whether...
Pot Size : 1L
The Thyme plant is a compact evergreen perennial herb with lemon-scented tiny dark green leaves with delicate light pink flowers in early summer. Excellent with eggs, beans, tomatoes, cheese, poultry and roasted vegetables: crush Thyme leaves & garlic into olive oil and drizzle on potatoes before roasting!
Height: 0.1 – 0.5 metres
Spread: 0.1 – 0.5 metres
Flowers: Pink or White
Differences in Thyme Plant Varieties
We have lovingly grown six varieties of Thyme plants in our Sussex glasshouse to provide you with the best herb for your kitchen garden. But what are the main differences between each plant? Read on to find your perfect match!
The most common variety of Thyme herb, this type is known for its woodsy, earthy taste with a subtle hint of lemon. For those who want to decorate their garden with a slightly taller Thyme plant which will bloom pink flowers in the summer months.
As the name suggests, the leaves of this Thyme plant variety are bordered with a silver hue, great for adding a lighter colour to the garden. Silver Thyme leaves can be added to teas or drinks for a sweet, citrusy and minty flavour.
Lemon Thyme leaves have a wonderful yellow colour and a very strong lemon scent and taste. For those who like to use citrus as a pairing with fish or to fill the home with a fresh, clean citrus fragrance.
This variety is known for its deep vibrant pink flowers, which cover the entirety of the plant. This Thyme plant is perfect for filling gaps in the garden or decorating stone walls or balconies where they can grow down over the edge.
Very similar to the Lemon Thyme plant variety but slightly brighter and more colourful. Able to withstand sunnier spots in a garden, window sill or balcony.
Golden Thyme herb has attractive leaves, which makes it look eye-catching both indoors and outdoors, in or out of bloom. Great for those who want to attract pollinators to the garden.
How to grow Thyme
Growing Thyme at home is easy. We have put together this Thyme growing guide to help you get the most out of your purchase.
Soil: Well Drained
Light Conditions: Sunny
Frost Tolerance: Frost tolerant to -20