'Silver Posie' Thyme Plants

General Info Culinary
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Type Herb
Ornamental Fragrant, Foliage

Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'

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Silver Posie Thyme Plants

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 till 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 Thyme varieties, or our full herb & veg collection.

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

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.

Did You Know? 

A posy is originally a miniature poem, perhaps one line inscribed like a motto on a piece of jewellery. The word attached itself to a bunch of flowers in the 1500's because sending poems with flowers was all the rage, and the flowers themselves could be arranged in coded languages of their own.  

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