Creeping Red Thyme Herb Plant
About Thyme Creeping Red:
A mat forming, aromatic Thyme with small green leaves and masses of small red flowers during the Summer. Due to it's creeping habit this makes a lovely ornamental Thyme for a hanging basket or pot.
Height of around 10cm Spreads up to 40cm.
Thymus spp. 'Creeping Red'
About the Thyme 'Family': Thyme is a member of the Lamiaceae family. They are very useful herbs with many culinary uses as well as being used medicinally and looking great as well. The wide spread of Thyme through out Europe is thought to be due to the Romans who used the scent to purify buildings and flavour cheeses and liqueurs. Thyme can be used both fresh or dried with fresh leaves able to be frozen to retain their flavour and dried Thyme retaining its flavour much better than most herbs. Thyme is very commonly used as part of a bouquet garni and as a component of herbes de Provence. The leaves are often used to add falvour to stews, salads, roasts and fish dishes. The plants themselves usually have long, thin and very fragrant leaves which are usually a rich green but can vary depending on the variety.