Characteristics: A low-growing, pillow-shaped evergreen perennial with small, aromatic green leaves and long-lasting, lilac-pink flowers in summer.
Growth and Spread: Ultimate height of up to 20cm and spread of up to 45cm.
Care and Maintenance: Plant in full sun in light, well-draining soil. Prune after flowering and divide clumps in spring.
Period of Interest: Foliage interest all year round. Flowers in summer.
Thyme Rasta is a variety of lemon thyme and boasts aromatic leaves with a distinct citrussy scent. The fragrance lingers in the air whenever the plant is brushed past, making it ideal for a border or a patio container, where the scent is appreciated as people walk past.
This is a low-growing, mound-forming herb plant with tiny rich green leaves that remain in place throughout the year. In summer, small lilac-pink flowers appear. These blooms are long lasting and are irresistible to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Thyme Rasta is also valued for its culinary properties. It is a popular herb for flavouring stews, pies and stuffing dishes and complements chicken and fish well. It is also used to make herbal teas that act as a decongestant.
Rasta thyme is an easy plant to look after, demanding very little maintenance to thrive. It is drought-tolerant once established, so only needs watering during long dry periods. Thyme Rasta grows best in poor, well-draining soil and doesn’t tolerate waterlogging well. Prune hard after flowering to maintain the plant’s size and shape.
Please Note: When purchasing plants, please consider that each live item is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. The plant will be supplied in a growers pot. Depending on season, some plants may be pruned back to encourage growth and deciduous plants may arrive without leaves.
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