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Scientific Name: Thymus 'Fragrantissimus'

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Thymus 'Fragrantissimus'
Thymus 'Fragrantissimus'


  • Perennial
  • Small evergreen perennial with grey-green, spicy orange scented leaves, growing up to 30 cm.
  • Bears white/pink flowers in summer.
  • Hardy.
  • Full sun.
  • Cut it back lightly if it gets shabby.
  • Can plant in a container.

Culinary Uses

  • Savory herb to flavor hardy, bone warming meals.
  • When you cook with it, the clear orange flavor lingers in the mouth without the harsh aftertaste of other thymes.
  • Use sparingly.
  • Add to roast meats, stews, casseroles, stuffing, bouquet garni, ice cream, soups, stir-fries, fish, poultry, veal, roasted vegetables and piquant sauces.
  • Goes well with French Tarragon and it can be combined with fresh parsley and bay leaves.

Parts Used

  • Harvest sprigs sparingly during the first year.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Anti-bacterial.
  • Useful for sore throats and coughs and will improve the immune system.
  • Antiseptic lotion and mouth wash, use in ointment for skin affections and burns and when perfumed with lavender, will keep off gnats and mosquitoes.
  • Combine with sage for stubborn coughs.
  • Thyme aids in the digestion of high fat foods.

Other Uses

  • Thyme is the companion plant for Cabbage and it repels the Cabbage worm.
  • Dried thyme flowers are used to repel moths from clothing.
  • Thyme is an ingredient of Herb Tobacco.
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