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Conehead Thyme, Persian Hyssop, Spanish Oregano, Mediterranean Thyme
Thymbra capitata

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thymbra
Species: capitata (kap-ih-TAY-tuh) (Info)
Synonym:Thymus capitatus
Synonym:Satureja capitata
Synonym:Coridothymus capitatus

Category:

Herbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.