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Caraway Thyme
Thymus herba-barona

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thymus (TY-muss) (Info)
Species: herba-barona (HERB-uh BAY-roh-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hercules, California

San Diego, California

Santa Ana, California

Machesney Park, Illinois

Houston, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Orange, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 26, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This thyme is consistently deciduous for me. Leaves very similar to woolly thyme, but much less prone to dying in summer. Very worthwhile variety; fragrant, tiny leaves; tastes as good as it smells.