Thymus pulegioides Foxley is a low growing, well flavoured form of this highly aromatic garden herb, with an attractive mound of variegated green and cream leaves with pink stems. Bees are drawn to the tiny pink and white summer flowers and true to its Mediterrean origins, it thrives in a sunny position and well-drained soil.
Culinary Thyme stimulates the appetite and helps the digestion of fatty foods. Like its relations, this variety is wonderfully scented and is excellent used in the kitchen – a favourite for stews, stuffing, and an important component of mixed herbs and bouquet garni.
T. Foxley is also an obliging companion plant, particularly striking planted alongside lavenders. Plant in parterres, on the edge of terraces or in containers. Because it is a great natural deterrent to cabbage root-fly or cabbage worm, it is worthwhile planting close to cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts.
Pot size: 5L
Common Name: Golden thyme, Citrus thyme, Lemon thyme
Hardiness: Hardy to – 10°C
Height and Spread: 20cm x 40cm
Preferred Soil Type: Any moderately fertile, well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun
Flowering Period: June
Care: Trim lightly after flowering to maintain shape