Thyme – Orange
Thymus citridorus 'Orange'

Zone: 6-8
Height: 6-12"

General: Orange thyme is small-leafed and hardy with a definite citrusy orange peel scent and flavor which is excellent with fish, roasted vegetables, stews and soups or in marmalades, chutneys, sweet dishes, and tea.

Culinary Uses: Orange scented thyme has a strong citrus tang without any bitter aftertaste, it is an excellent herb for flavoring stuffing and stews. Pies and chutneys are also given an extra lift when this aromatic herb is added. This thyme is ideal added to a bouquet garni. Thyme is one of the savory herbs, which are main course herbs used to flavor hardy meals, bone warming soups, and piquant sauces. Excellent with fish, poultry, veal, roasted vegetables, stews and soups or in marmalades and chutneys. They blend well with other savory herbs like Tarragon and Savory to create some memorable flavors.

Medicinal Uses: Popular for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Tea preparation are used for sore throats and coughs as well as to improve general immune system functions. It is used as an antiseptic lotion and mouth wash; as an ointment for skin affects and burns and perfumed with lavender to keep off gnats and mosquitoes.

Ornamental Uses: Low-growing, wiry-stemmed perennial. The grey-green leaves are extremely fragrant with a delicious scent of balsam and oranges. The leaves are small grey-green color with pale mauve-pink flowers that are attractive to bees.

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