Thyme Standard on 15cm Stem
These Thyme standards have lollipop heads on woody stems and are larger and more decorative than the usual small Thyme shrubs, just perfect for planting in a container to add fragrance and colour to your patio.
- Thymus vulgaris
- About 40cm tall including 15cm lead stem
- Spread: about 20cm
- Plants arrive in standard plastic nursery pots
Thyme flowers in late spring or summer, perfect for a sunny spot in the garden and is an easy plant to grow in most well-drained soil. Small leafed, woody stemmed and fully hardy they can be placed in flower beds, borders or containers. Cut back hard in spring to encourage new growth. These plants are large enough for you to take clippings.
Thyme is widely used in Italian and French cuisine, it pairs well with fish, lamb, poultry, tomatoes and is great with vegetables in particular roasted potatoes. Often used in soups, stews and stocks - it is an essential component of the bouquet garni and herbes de Provence that are often used in Italian cooking and sauces. It combines well with other herbs including rosemary, marjoram, parsley, sage, oregano and bay leaf. Thyme has a strong flavour so only a little is required.