THYMUS zygis

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THYMUS zygis

Spanish Thyme
Select Item No. TA146

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Spain, Portugal, Macchia, scree, rocky and dry areas.
Special Features: Spanish thyme, traditional spice of the spanish and portugese kitchen, traditional medicinal plant of that region. Aromatic scent. Heat tolerant. Suitable for pot and planter. Easy to grow. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant/ for xeriscaping/ water-wise design. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings.
Historical: Traditonal kitchen herb and medicinal plant.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: Entire, linear to narrow eliptic, slightly hirsute, aromatic scent, grayish green.
Growth Habit: cushion-forming / low-growing / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / poor, lean
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / beneficial plant / culinary herb / groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.16 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
6250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer. Keep pots for complete germination one cold season.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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