Thymus Wine and Roses Herb Plant
About Thyme Wine & Roses: This Thyme has a compact, spreading habit which makes a very nice carpet of flowers during the spring. Wine & Roses is a decorative variety with neat, dark green foliage. Very free flowering with rich, mauve-pink blooms that are also particularly attractive to bees and other pollinators. With Thyme its colour intensifies in winter, making it very suitable for planting in winter containers with bulbs,
Height of around 5cm - Spread to about 30cm.
Thymus 'Caborn Wine and Roses'
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.