Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Thymus capitatus


Thymus capitatus

Conehead Thyme

Whilst all thymes flower, few flower as handsomely as this one. A native of hot dry Mediterranean hillsides from Portugal to Turkey, it is an especially important part of the flora of Crete where bees make a fine honey from its nectar. At Lambley it has made a rounded evergreen shrub some 40cm tall by as much wide. A light trim during winter or early spring is all it needs to keep it tidy. Masses of purplish pink flowers are produced during late summer and autumn.