Thyme, Camphor - Thymus camphoratus
A native of Southern Europe, Camphor Thyme, or Thymus camphoratus is now grown the world over as it is such a versatile plant. Its foliage is attractive, the flowers are long-lasting and very pretty, it is drought tolerant - an overall easy-care plant. On top of that it is one of the most useful herbs for the kitchen.
Creeping Thyme reaches a height of 12 cm and with its small grey slightly succulent leaves and pink flowers, is suitable for planting in the rock garden, herb garden or the front of a border. Thymes are also known as very good container plants.
Camphor Thyme likes a well-drained light soil, and it should not be too rich in nutrients as this will only encourage the plant to grow 'leggy' and lose its compact shape. Being a native of the Mediterranean it needs a place in full sun.
Camphor Thyme is an excellent herb for flavouring strong meats, as its camphor flavour is overpowering to milder dishes. Still an excellent herb for stuffings and stews, and is ideal added to a bouquet garni. Pies are also given an extra lift when this aromatic herb is added.
|9cm||£2.50||Out of stock - please enquire|
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