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Thymus herba baronaCaraway Thyme

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

Thymus herba barona Caraway Thyme image

Thymus herba baronaCaraway Thyme

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

About this plant

4 Inches
Perennial in Zones 5-11
Flower Color
Full Sun, Evergreen, Water Conserving
Culinary, Fragrant, Ground Cover, Ornamental

Growing & using Caraway Thyme

Caraway Thyme planted with Elfin Thyme and Heretus Thyme

The Caraway Thyme (plant blooming in foreground) is only one year old and has rapidly filled a large space. The Heretus Thyme (blooming in the rear) is four years old and has spread to about a third of the size. The non-blooming thyme in the middle is Elfin Thyme.

Caraway Thyme Flowering

If you want a ground cover thyme that works to fill in fast and has a spectacular bloom, then choose Caraway Thyme. Scented like a Caraway seed, Caraway Thyme is one of the few thyme ground covers that has a fragrance and a flavor. It has deep green leaves that are set about a half-inch apart along reddish stems. Caraway Thyme is a rampant grower and should be used where space is abundant. It blooms in mid-spring and is nice when planted with a swath of a later blooming thyme like Coconut Thyme. Just make sure to put the later blooming ground cover thyme in front because Caraway Thyme mounds and will be a bit taller than most other ground cover thymes. Caraway Thyme should also be planted a respectable distance from other low growing plants because it is so aggressive.

Caraway Thyme Ready to Ship

Caraway Thyme can be used as a substitute for real Caraway in any recipe. It is especially nice in bread or cooked with meat. The species name herba-barona translates herb of beef and refers to medieval times when herbs were frequently used to spice up meat that had gone just a wee bit past its expiration date.

Caraway Thyme Plug Trays

This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Caraway Thyme Plug Trays are available.

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