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Thymus vulgarisOrange Balsam Thyme

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

Thymus vulgaris Orange Balsam Thyme image
Thymus vulgaris Orange Balsam Thyme image
Thymus vulgaris Orange Balsam Thyme image

Thymus vulgarisOrange Balsam Thyme

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

About this plant

Height
1 Foot
Hardiness
Perennial in Zones 5-11
Flower Color
LPink
Characteristics
Full Sun Evergreen, Water Conserving
Uses
Culinary, Fragrant, Ornamental

Growing & using Orange Balsam Thyme

Orange Balsam Thyme Plants Flowering in Spring

This swath of beautifully blooming Orange Balsam Thyme is about four feet long and two feet wide. Golden Rain Rosemary, which starts blooming in late winter, is only a month or so earlier than our culinary Orange Balsam Thyme.

Orange Balsam Thyme should be pruned back by about a third after bloom. This is easiest if the thyme stems are gathered up into a “ponytail” by the fistful cutting many stems at one time. When plants get larger a hedge trimmer may be used.

The aromatic flowers of the Orange Balsam Thyme Plant

Orange Balsam Thyme is a variation of Thymus vulgaris, or English Thyme. It has a wonderfully pungent scent and flavor and can be used in any recipe calling for Thyme.

Orange Balsam Thyme Flowers

Orange Balsam Thyme makes a tasty addition to our Kitchen Herb Garden Six Pack and our Small Space Herb Garden Six Pack.

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 Orange Balsam Thyme Plug Trays are available.

Versatile Recipes Using Thyme

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