Woolly Thyme Herb Plant
About Wooly Thyme: One of the lowest growing Thymes which is quite drought resistant and very rarely blooms. Its low, spreading habit makes it perfect for use as a Thyme lawn. The leaves are small with a rich green colour and are covered in small whitish hairs, hence the name 'wooly'.
Grows to a height of between 2-5cm and can spread to between 30-60cm.
Thymus pseudoanuginosus 'Wooly'
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 flavour 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.