'Silver Posie' Thyme Plants

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Misc Culinary
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Type Pot Grown
Also Good Fragrant, Foliage

Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'

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Silver Posie Thyme

No self-respecting gravel garden, herb garden or rockery should be without Silver Posie. She's a gem of a thyme plant. Up close, the shimmering grey leaves are a soft green outlined in white. In late spring, the dainty little flowers open into pretty pale spikes, somewhat similar to lavender, that are covered with happy bees from dawn til dusk. The leaves and stems are a popular kitchen herb, useful for pepping up all kinds of dishes, from cheese and chicken to cakes, biscuits and fruit-based desserts. Browse the rest of our herb collection for more culinary and garden inspiration.

How to grow

Like all Mediterranean natives, thymes love sharply drained soil and lots of sunshine. So grow Silver Posie in a sunny spot in a rockery, gravel garden or pot, using half-and-half horticultural grit and compost, and she'll thrive. Chalky or sandy soils are great for thyme.

Plant a window box of like-minded Mediterranean herbs (think oregano, rosemary and sage) and pop it on a sunny sill and you'll have a fabulous culinary collection that can fit in even the smallest of gardens. Otherwise, use it to edge a sunny path or as ground cover in a well-drained, south-facing border.

The leaves are good to harvest throughout the growing season, when they're soft and rich in aromatic oils, and especially when the plant is flowering. Give her a good haircut after flowering to encourage more leafy growth.

Established plants rarely need watering or feeding.


Add them to stews and roasts (thyme is great with chicken) or use as a marinade for cheeses such as feta and halloumi. You can use thyme to impart an earthy note to cakes, biscuits and other sweet recipes, particularly alongside citrus.

Features

  • Uses: stews, roasts, with cheese and in some desserts, cakes and biscuits
  • Taste: earthy
  • Harvest: April-October
  • Storage: use fresh; can be frozen and dried
  • Height: 30cm
  • Spacing: 45cm
  • Life: perennial

Interesting...

Thymol, contained in the essential oil of thyme, is a common ingredient in mouthwash, for its antiseptic properties. It was used historically on bandages for the same reason.

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