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Doone Valley Thyme Plants (Thymus x citriodorus Doone Valley)Doone Valley Thyme Plants (Thymus x citriodorus Doone Valley)

Doone Valley Thyme Plants

Thymus x citriodorus Doone Valley

The details

Thymus x citriodorus

Pot Grown Herbs
  • Height: to about 30cm
  • Spread: 50cm
  • Colour: yellow and green
  • Flowers: pink
  • Uses: culinary, medicinal
  • Taste: highly aromatic
  • Harvest: all year
  • Storage: can be dried
  • Spacing: 30 cm
  • Hardy evergreen perennial
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators.
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Description

Thymus citriodorus 'Doone Valley'. p9 Potted Plants

This low, creeping Thyme has mostly yellow-green new foliage that matures to green.

Browse all of our Thyme varieties, or all of our herbs & vegetables.

Features

  • Height: to about 30cm
  • Spread: 50cm
  • Colour: dark green
  • Flowers: pink
  • Uses: culinary, medicinal
  • Taste: highly aromatic
  • Harvest: all year
  • Storage: can be dried
  • Spacing: 30 cm
  • Hardy evergreen perennial
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators.

Growing 'Doone Valley' Thyme

Thyme does well in pots in a poor, open mix with plenty of sand, grit and bark. Trim your plants after flowering to encourage more foliage and to stop them becoming leggy.

Keep watering to a minimum for established plants. They do not like wet winters.

In Your Garden

The young yellow foliage of this rambling thyme gives it a charming mottled effect. If you plant it in cracks or spaces among paving, then a nudge with the foot will release its lemony aroma. It can creep over low rambling walls alongside steps in a truly rewarding way. In summer, it produces small round-headed, lavender-pink flowers which start off in red buds. For culinary use, keep in a pot near your kitchen with other herbs and let it trail over the edges.

Did You Know?

Doone Valley on Exmoor in Devon is an outstandingly beautiful place to walk, and one almost need a compass on the longer, scenic paths through the moors.

Lorna Doone, the romantic novel based there, was published in 1869, and has been adapted into at least seven film & TV productions.

Aftercare

Thyme is rarely attacked by pests or diseases but if it does happen, the chances are it is because it has been overfed and watered leading to sappy young growth that aphids love. Trim the plants after flowering to encourage more foliage and to stop the plant becoming woody. If in pots only feed once a year in spring and do not overwater, especially in winter.
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