Orange Thyme releases an orange intermingle with pine fragrance, adding a unique savory flavor to dishes like stews and roasted vegetables. Low growing, 6-10” with wiry stems, gray-green leaves, and pale pink blossoms.
Perennial, zones 5-10
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature for germination. Sow a few seeds per individual cell or pot or start in a 20-row tray, then transplant into larger cells/pots/containers. Transplant outside after the last frost, 6-8" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Starting indoors is recommended. Direct sow around the last frost date. Sow seeds close together in a row and when thinning out the seedlings transplant them to other places in the garden.
Growth Habit: Evergreen, upright branching foliage
Height and Width: 6-10” x 12-14”
Spacing: 6-8” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Orange Thyme needs average, dry to well drained soil
Flowering: 85-95 days
Harvest: Leaves-before the plant flowers, use fresh or dried
Uses: Culinary, ornamental, containers, rock gardens, borders, drought tolerant, attracts bees and beneficials
Care: Trim back if it gets leggy or to enhance new growth.