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Latin Name: Thymus 'Fragrantissimus'
Type: Evergreen perennial
Soil Type: Free Draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full Sun
How tall does it grow? Aprox 25cm
How much space does it need? Aprox 25cm
When does it flower? Pink/white flowers during summer
Top care tips: Prune regularly to avoid plant becoming leggy
"One of our favourite varieties - Orange Thyme.
“Thymus 'Fragrantissimus’ as we refer to it in private.
I am going to cut straight to the chase. Orange Thyme smells fantastic. Some would say that it tastes even better than it smells. It still smells and tastes of a little citrus, like Lemon Thyme, but it is much more subtle. It is distinctly ‘Orangey’. This means that it brings a certain sweet and sour element to the flavouring it provides. Chefs that we work with at BBC Good Food Show have used this variety to season poultry or to go into Thai curries.
This variety is also worth growing for the beautiful white flowers that appear on mass in late spring.
It is easy to grow, hardy and evergreen. What is not to like?
Thyme enjoys growing in free drained soil. It really does not like sitting in wet compost so adding grit and additional drainage to the planting medium wood be a really good idea. It would enjoy being planted somewhere sunny and then left to it’s own devices until you need to use it. Really important - you need to prune the Thyme plant to keep it in shape but also to prevent the plant from becoming woody and leggy. Even if you are not using it a lot (WHY?!) you should cut up to the top third of the foliage to encourage new growth. Pruning to encourage positive growth is really important.
All herbs dispatched with DHL Next Day Delivery. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is 48 hour delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list you will have the option to 'order now'. We dispatch fresh herbs by Next Day DHL Delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all such orders within 10 days.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – September each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.