Thymus 'Spicy Orange'

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Thymus 'Spicy Orange'
Thymus 'Spicy Orange'

'Spicy Orange' Thyme
Variety:'Spicy Orange'
Type:Perennial herb
Light requirements:full sun to light shade
Bloom season:spring

'Spicy Orange' is a hybrid cultivar of Thymus grown for its strong flavor and sweet, citrus-like scent.

Description[edit | edit source]

'Spicy Orange' is a low, spreading thyme with sharp awn-shaped leaves and pale purple flowers.

Growing Conditions[edit | edit source]

As with most thymes, good drainage is essential, otherwise not picky about soils.

Uses[edit | edit source]

A very strong flavored herb when used fresh. Also grown as a scented ground cover, and tolerates some foot traffic.

Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Propagation[edit | edit source]

Propagate by cuttings or division.

Harvest[edit | edit source]

Best used as a fresh herb. Cut growing tips 1-2" long, cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

Pests and Diseases[edit | edit source]

See Thymus

References[edit | edit source]