Orange Thyme

$ 4.95

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.

   50 seeds  



 Thymus fragrantissimus

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.